The Warriors have the hardest draw in the comp and Im HAPPY, no easy games.
The teams we only play once are predicted by sportsbet
6th equal, 10th, 12th, 14th equal and 14th equal.
They have come back from the referee 10:1 penalty rubbish and not gotten phased from it, 10-0, won 20-10.
They face adversity head on. They have respect for themselves, and us fans who have invested a lot of money and more so time in 22 years.
Our PF and PA is the highest its been in the history of the club, which shows with only the Dragons having a higher points differential of 90, ours is 50, after 5 games.
The Broncos are no slouch, expected to make the 8, but they are our easier wins, its the following game next week the Dragons which is our Bench mark. We wont get better playing bad teams so no point whinging about the draw, be the best by beating the best.
Last year Kearney focussed on completions, and whilst we lost most of the season we finished 4th in completions. So this year he has allowed them the defence playboook because they earned it. But to learn defense the first thing you need in the NRL is extreme fitness, we talking well above AB level of fitness. Hence why we poached another key to the storm, Alex Corvo the scary fitness and conditioning trainer from the Storm. Now they play a condensed defense, which makes it VERY hard for other teams to score up the middle. BUT when they spread it wide what Im impressed with is how the winger tackles the player but the centre is coming round his back to tackle the overlap, and you dont wanna get Kata up under your ribs, ouchie.
If we make just 7/10 by origin, we only need 3 during origin, 10/13 means we only need 3 from 11 to make the 8. But of course we Aiming MUCH higher.
Sportsbet had us finishing 3rd at this stage.