I would love to be a fly on the wall mid-week as to how we changed our positional structures after round 3. I felt it was strongly needed but I must admit I had the vibe Woosha may stay the course. But
Hooker goes back
McGrath goes back
Stringer goes forward
Heppell goes on a wing but has a focus on sweeping across half back where he can intercept.
Basically all of above playing to their strengths. I felt from the first minute we were in complete control of this game…in fact the score flattered Port to be honest.
We understood Port from defence likes to switch direction and attack and we setup defensively where Port could not make that switch across the ground. At some stages they had 6-7 kicks going from left to right and back without penetrating.
We still had some bad turn overs but that structure and defensive mindset had the game under our control for 120 mins.
Pleasantly thankful to Woosha and the coaching team and I hope this is now the model moving forward
Well planned, executed and got the result. All you can ask as fans.