Watched both games last night. Love the commentary by those young guns (Qld) and ol'timers (NSW).
Thought the pack of the round was the Qld team. Great line-outs. Man of the Round was Hamish Stewart. Thought the 9 & 10 of qld were very good and players of the match, closely followed by Harry Hoopert and A S-Y. All played to expectation and thought the control was good. For the Rebels I like the look of the 6 clift, richard, the 8 Tualima, Tuaina, the 11 Tupou, Semisi and the 15 Clarken, Oisin. Thought the 15 was their best.
For the other game thought the weather did play a hand in the result and the ability to show off the telent. Liked Strang from NSW, their front row particularly 1 Johnson-Holmes, Harry and 2 Bradford, Phillip. and their MOM I thought was the 13Chee kam, Esera. Thought Max Giedler did add some punch when he came on.
For the Force thought the hooker had a good game (Malolo) and ofc Vui Shambeckler. They play an unconventional style of play (as a team) and I thought their biggest issue may be their structure. The backs rarely look organised in defence and the GBlues took advantage of that. But what heart they had. Down, Dead, Daggers and they said NO and you gotta love that!
Looking forward to this weekend, especially when the Young Brumby's take the field.