Steamers v Southland



  • That's much more the team we want to see. Hopefully we can dominate and bag the 5 points. Big week this one with another winnable (but tough) game on Sunday.



  • Lets not forget they beat us last year !!



  • Correct decision or not, I hate penalty tries.



  • Happy so far. Not perfect but points being scored. 19-0 after 23 mins.



  • 57-0 and we were pretty ragged to be honest. Dominant at set pieces and a red to Dixon early in the 2nd half helped. And the fact that Southland were awful. But we still need to be ruthless when close to the try line. Hot potato won't cut it against good teams.



  • Southland were magic. Every time they threatened and you'd think "drop it ... drop it", they promptly did! 🙂

    Loved the Bay scrum and lineout. Good for the backs to get a few tries under the belt too.



  • At least it will be a confidence booster for the players. Better head space may help for the team when playing against better teams.

    Can't remember a 50 point win and 0 points conceded from the bay for a long time, so will take that no matter how bad southland were



  • Yep - happy with that performance - ticked the boxes for me. We came away with the 5 points and that's important. Not sure how we went on the injury front? Bring on Counties Manukau...



  • @taniwharugby

    I never thought for a moment that you would end up being right but you were !

    I'm not getting to excited though. I concur with all that has been said above though. It wasn't particularly pretty and there were plenty of mistakes and it was 15 against 14 for most of the game etc etc etc but it was a five point win so I am happy.



  • @snollygoster ha I did expect Southland to get to maybe 15, as I think I had you guys with a 35 point margin