The Outsider #26 – Round 11 review

Round 11: South Sydney 20 defeated North Queensland 19

The Outsider

A win’s a win and after getting on the jars at The Mad Cow, i woke up feeling worse than Jake Granville.

The game was a typical South Sydney performance against North Queensland. A bit of brilliance and a lot of frustration for some reason we always struggle against them in Townsville or Cairns. I mentioned in the preview that we still haven’t mastered the art of preparation and that hasn’t changed.

It was never going to be easy when your fullback and star player both come off injured within the first half. The wheels felt like they were falling off especially when Tom and George exited and with all three Burgess brothers off the field we really did being to struggle.

The game became a penalty goal spectacle with three penalty goals each but within the dying seconds, Souths managed to snag another to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

It’s pretty hard to review this game considering how the injury toll messed things up for us.

Where to from here?

Positives

We showed plenty of ticker in what traditionally is a tough away trip for us. It was backs against the wall stuff and we backed our defence.

The efforts of Damien Cook, Greg Inglis and George Burgess need to be mentioned – so critical carries by these three helped us weather the storm.

Negatives

Our attack became disjointed when Alex Johnston left the field and a quick meetings of the minds was needed on field to sort that out. Until then….

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