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After the first 20 mins if the match we should have been a lot more than 10 nil up with the amount of possession we had, we had the Aussies rattled but we didn't create enough chances and that's down to the halves, when sinfield is first receiver it slows our play down to much, we didn't get the ball out to the centres and wingers enough to test them out wide. I agree we shot ourselves in the foot with silly mistakes but we can't blame it all down to that as we didn't create enough chances when we had them rattled.

And you keep saying about 5 coaches all picking sinfield but you've got to ask if we had the players in the past in the halves that we've got at our disposal now? Sinfield may have been picked in the past because he was the best option available but I don't think that's the case today.

 

 

So in the last 13 years we haven't has as good halves as today? really?

 

Anyway we were going well for 20 minutes and 10 nil was a good start the halves were not the problem, of course you don't want to blame it all on stupid penalties and silly mistakes as it wasn't Sinfield making them so it doesn't suite your argument. The fact is it was stupid penalties and silly mistakes that swung the whole momentum and got the Aussies back in the game, look at our completion rate and the penalties conceded, no team can win with those stats I'm afraid, the fact we were so close at the end shows we have a good side.

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So in the last 13 years we haven't has as good halves as today? really?

 

Anyway we were going well for 20 minutes and 10 nil was a good start the halves were not the problem, of course you don't want to blame it all on stupid penalties and silly mistakes as it wasn't Sinfield making them so it doesn't suite your argument. The fact is it was stupid penalties and silly mistakes that swung the whole momentum and got the Aussies back in the game, look at our completion rate and the penalties conceded, no team can win with those stats I'm afraid, the fact we were so close at the end shows we have a good side.

 

Sinfield was again a complete nonentity at international level.  He's just not a threat.  End of.

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Sinfield was again a complete nonentity at international level.  He's just not a threat.  End of.

 

End of. :-)

 

You'll be writing FACT next.

 

Neither will be correct

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Sinfield did just about what was asked of him on sat. As others have mentioned this will be his international swan song and providing widdop does ok at st George (without the big 3) he will take the 6 Jersey for England.

Also there looks to be another potentially outstanding talent coming off the Wigan production line in Powell, Williams and Hampshire throw in sarginson, Mellor, Sutcliffe (Leeds), Gaskell and I'm sure others can mention more the future for the 6 & 7 jerseys could be bright and competitive.

I think there is more an issue with player position pathways and coaching in this country for the halves if a 6 is produced at a club from a young age as soon as he starts to physically develop and grow he is moved to be a ball playing back row or loose forward or possible a big ctr, not many clubs seem to put much stock in an out and out 6. Hopefully things seen to be moving in the right direction.

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Don't really get all the anti Sinfield sentiment.

 

The guy is a winner and a proven leader and is in my view fully deserving of the England captaincy. JP rates him as a captain and I am sure that the overwhelming majority of the England squad do too and are happy to have him on the field whatever number he wears on his jersey. Doesn't mean he has to play every pool game, as there should be other leaders in the squad who can step up to captain the team on any given day.

 

Saturday was the best performance from an England team for a long time and they should have won. Granted he struggled with a couple of goalkicks but he certainly Sinfield wasn't the issue. Others were responsible for the stupid penalties and errors that really cost the game.

 

Ablett cost us two points with his brain explosion in front of the ref. Westwood blew a PTB meters from the Aussie line when the pressure was on them He also cost us penalties and turnover in the middle of the field. We all know Tomkins is not the best at getting up for a bomb. Charnley was never in touch but maybe he should have made more effort to get to the ball sooner. Undoubtedly we should have better defended the resulting scrum play and whoever it was that shot out of the defensive line and missed their man made a mistake.

 

So cut out the stupid penalties, protect the ball more, and work on better defending first tackle plays from the scrum.

 

England have what is needed to take the trophy home. As a Saints fan I have gotten fed up of seeing him lifting trophies at Old Trafford but I would be very happy to see Sinfield lift another one at Old Trafford this autumn.

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