Last night was rough!
As a bunnies fan and also being of Samoan descent, I was happy for Latrell, Luai and To'o but fuck that was hard to watch as a QLD fan.
I do believe that Game 2 will be a closer game. Will be interesting to see the impact of Ponga, Welch and Papali'i can make. I definitely think big Papa is going to take it upon himself to set the example for the other boys and will thrive.
Mostly, I think it will be addition by subtraction. Not having Feldt and Ofa will be a big plus. We need Holmes' yardage carry on the wing and Ponga will provide danger on the edges that wasnt there last night.
Happy with Capewell in the centres but I would like to switch him with Gagai. Gagai has been playing C on the left wing, not the right and should be able to deal with Toms speed a bit better. Similarly, Latrell is slower off the mark and Capewell being a bigger body should be able to hold his own.
Last change is Hunt off the bench over Brimson (assuming Ponga is fit). Brimson spelling Harry at hooker was as dumb a game plan as you can get. Effectively rendered useless. Would prefer Hunts flexibility and creativity.
That's my analysis anyway. Need to win the middle or we'll be looking at 50 again.