Mary tried to blame the other 2 for selections - yet he almost stuffed Dufty and Lomax. Then he persisted with Norman.A good game by the Dragons and not just because they got the win.
They showed they could
Finally play for 80 minutes (first time in a looong time)
they did 7 or 8 offloads ( 2 of which were woeful)
they moved up more in defence than back peddled
they played as a team
they cut down the number of penalties , six agains and handling errors.
Given that effort you have to wonder why they could not, would not or were not allowed to play like that earlier?.
On the debit side they
still concede to many metres in defence
yes it was wet weather footy but still too much one out bash n barge forward play.
The game didnt start off promising
conceded an easy early try
play the ball error
but they actually got their act together and got better the longer the game went on rather than worse.
waste of space player of the night
enjoy your retirement from coaching Mary.
I know what he meant but he showed he wouldn't pick people he didn't like.