I think it unfair to lay the blame at Woodcock's feet
the Knox forwards to me were completely outgunned
they missed someone like a Lachlan Swinton . to knock the wind out of the forwards punching up, on the edges
I am not sure where Frost normally jumps . but he was jumping at 4, and Joel Ellis pinched at least two lineouts jumping at 2
so the line-out didn't work . and that was where their game plan probably lay
.. the scrum wasn't much better, and ultimately Waverley had a mountain of possession
Yes Woodcock made a few mistakes . one kick went out on the full, but that was not helped by the strong and variable wind
what I will be interested to see in 2018 is Moretti's game
I saw games earlier in the year, when his own father was yelling for him to calm down
without a doubt Moretti has all the skill/athleticism, but a bit like Finn Wright probably needs to mature . and to become one of the senior players in 2018
so to put a positive spin . I think Finn Wright was fantastic in 2017, he improved in all the areas he needed to . he didn't continue to be a yellow card man, he played the whole 70 minutes, and improved his scrummaging, and maintained all the other great parts of his running game.
So if Waverley are to be as red hot in 2018, Moretti needs to do a Finn Wright, and go from good to great . just my opinion.
Knox as a whole felt pressure from every angle. Cornish everywhere all day. When was the last time the Knox line out looked fragile?
When was the last time the Knox forwards had holes punched straight through the middle of their ruck?
Without the Moretti sin bin Waverley would have easily cleared the 50 point mark. 15 against 14 was the only time Knox looked to have any chance.
With 2 great coaches directing Moretti as has been the case with Wright he will be the dominate player next season.