A Members Perspective - Rep Week, 2014
Rule number one – never chip-kick towards Greg Inglis! If you do, it’s at your own peril and the Broncos learnt that the hard way! Greg Inglis in open space is the very reason the NRL is so fabulous, beating six defenders and putting on his famous palm to score a memorable try.
Koroisau’s try too was a breath of fresh air. He backed up Inglis’ break through the line with confidence. Alex Johnston scored on debut with amazing acrobatics, before we all witnessed THAT Inglis try.
I’m proud that Sam Burgess was happy to have the gash on his head taped up before playing on – he proved so valuable. Copping a ‘falcon’ to the noggin in his charge-down provided what we needed to go on to win the game. Brisbane felt ripped off, but we know what the feeling is like losing by a penalty goal. It was fair and square with Manly, so it was fair and square with us – especially when Corey Parker tries to knock the ball out of Goodwin’s hands while he was clearly off-side. Bringing the two points home from the Maroon Colosseum is satisfying in any form. Now, we have a nice break and a few rep games.
With Inglis playing for Australia, and Walker and Reynolds playing for City, it will be good for our guys to have a break before another major away trip.
I’m quite excited to see what Walker can do in his first rep game. What a pleasant surprise it was seeing him picked. His performance in the Nines tournament must have caught the attention of many. He has the zip of Barba and the ease of Thurston, with a long career ahead of him. This rep-game can only do him good.
I also look forward to what Reynolds can show us. I really hope he takes this game by its horns and uses it as a stepping stone to a blue jersey.
I hope this break has come at a good time. We’ve got a few squeaky parts to oil and some creases to iron out, so I’m guessing it will be a blessing. I look forward to the boys coming out fresh against the Titans and setting up momentum for the handful of Sydney games to come.
No excuses Members, we have to step up with the boys! We have far more to see, more to cheer for and more to celebrate. Enjoy the week off.
Up the Rabbitohs!