Last season he had an horrific injury list to deal with and was forced to blood many youngsters. He also had the Benji Marshall circus to control as well. The signs were there at the end of the season that he was turning things around.
This season they have performed well above expectations. Last year's youngsters are now established first graders. Simona, Noafaluma, Sue, Seumanufaigai (sp?), Gavet, Brooks, Tedesco and Moses fit that bill. Good signings such as Taupau, Austin and Richards have proved a success as well.
This squad is going in the right direction and could be world beaters in 2 or 3 years. Brooks in particular looks like a future origin and kangaroo player and he's only 19.
Farah needs to wind his neck in. He comes across as someone who's only happy if he is centre of attention. The board should be backing the coach, especially when he is doing well, and not star players. It's Tim Sheens all over again.
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