Most of our players were trying to put in some effort but were generally too slow, thus not making tackles count, falling off because they were not close enough to the player. Tackles were all being made in frantic desperation. Toomua missed one and they scored. He also made a brilliant break, our new full back, cant spell his name, made another good one, but no one was fast enough to go with him. (I think he's worth a contract.)beech wrote: ↑Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 pmHaving just watched Worcester play Gloucester I am quite depressed. Worcester put up a tremendous fight and won thus ensuring their premiership status next season. If Tigers had shown the same committment yesterday we would be safe now. I have tried to stay positive this year but, I am afraid, the way the team is playing my faith is seriously being put to the test.
Our line out worked quite well, with 1 very lucky overthrow coming back our way, Kitchener took 1 brilliant 1 handed take from one that looked lost.
Our scrum was not brilliant, Genge was playing the fool for most of the game, what's his problem? Afoa, rightly or wrongly in my view, taught him a lesson which took him so long to learn.
Ford was taking instructions from the bench when he started to kick for goal instead of going for the corner.
Teams seem to have very fast runners and constantly run at us and through us down our left wing. Olewofela needs to do some serious work on his defense/tackling.
Very sad to lose to Bristol, especially to a try from Thacker, why not play him at 7? OK you will say why move him from hooker, but I think his skills would be even better used if he was on the fringe all the time, great performance!
Now we have to sit and sweat it out, yes we have a 9 point cushion but how will we fare, its a worry.