Pearce did have a good game in general vs the Titans to be fair ... kicked a 40-20 and had a few try assists/set restarts, I think.Interesting figures for Pearce in our MSKOTW he totalled 136 for season admittedly missing a good few games, Round 24, Titans he scored 74 with rest of season 62.
He kicked the field goal to put us in the final which was probably the reason for his high score.
The last 5 games he scored, 4, 4, 74, 0, 0, that’s 82 less his 74 is 8 for 4 games.
Not a good return for a player of his stature and his last game was probably the worst game I have seen him play.
Makes you wonder what he will be like next season, a year older
So you expect them to put Ponga in the halves and put Hodgson at fullback with 4 reggies games on his back? We have him on at 500k, there's no risk if we keep him.
Ponga stopped those tries by cannon-balling in head first. I think they quickly coached him out of that once they knew how valuable he was. Won't have many years in the NRL with that technique hahaPonga used to be as well.. I dont know what happened to him, I can remember him making a few fantastic try savers in his first year with us, since he picked up a few injuries, he doesn't have a serious crack anymore.
I feel like Blake green was a really reliable solid half but played a fairly conservative brand of football, i don't think he is the guy to improve our attack. It would be great to get one of the johns brothers.Toohey has mentioned the hunt for a new assistant coach in Toohey's news for the last 2 weeks and it sounds like this is the big decision that will shape our off season - whether we go for an attacking assistant or a defensive orientated guy.
I feel that Seibold has don the job with our defence and Eric Smith, who assisted him a lot apparently, can take it from there.
We need to sign a guy who can whip our attack into shape IMO. Frankly, Joey Johns or Mathew Johns would be handy. He does that for many clubs and for NSW from time to time.
A few weeks ago they said Blake Green was going to work with all the halves in the different grades next year, and that's basically where the attack comes from - so he'll be part of it.
I don't think we'll know if Green is a good coach till he's done it for a bit.I feel like Blake green was a really reliable solid half but played a fairly conservative brand of football, i don't think he is the guy to improve our attack. It would be great to get one of the johns brothers.