Shane Flanagan on points coaches should handle; Ivan Cleary Penrith Panthers; Brad Arthur Eels; Des Halser Sea Eagles

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Ivan Cleary has been within the headlines for all of the unsuitable causes following a disastrous loss to South Sydney whereas Brad Arthur’s future with the Eels might be on the road.

Trent Robinson, in the meantime, is coping with yet one more Roosters participant out whereas Des Hasler must elevate his Manly aspect after a demoralising drubbing by the hands of the Storm that uncovered a severe weak point.

With the NRL finals heating up, premiership-winning coach Shane Flanagan has run his eye over the duty dealing with all 4 coaches and the important thing areas they should handle if their sides are to progress to the preliminary finals.

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Panthers should keep away from ‘chokers’ tag | 00:59


I’ve labored with Ivan on the Roosters and he’s a reasonably relaxed buyer and been via loads throughout his teaching profession. He can be centered on what’s subsequent somewhat than dwell on the loss to the very spectacular Bunnies. Overview of video games in finals is minimal. You’re taking out a number of learnings however shortly flip the deal with what’s subsequent. The coach and the gamers have constructed over the past two years a transparent image of their finest recreation and what’s concerned to realize that. Ivan can be reminding each particular person of what the crew wants from them this week.

The Panthers have scored 686 factors this yr off the again of a transparent construction in assault and relied closely on Isaah Yeo, Nathan Cleary and Jahrome Luai to push and pull this crew round. I imagine Ivan would have discovered loads from final yr’s grand ultimate the place they missed the beginning and have been caught ball watching. Concentrate on their begin and don’t look forward to the opposition to play, dictate to them with energy operating and line velocity in defence which has been their bread and butter. Not loads wants to vary, possibly this being a knock out recreation can be sufficient to spark a bit extra urgency and dedication. Defensively they should get off their line and win the contact battle with Regan Campbell Gillard, Junior Paulo and Nathan Brown.

First contact and numbers into the deal with is essential in order that they don’t punch their nostril via the road and land on their entrance creating time and house for Moses, Gutherson and Brown with fast play the balls. Defence wins massive video games.

Parramatta Eels Press Convention | 03:33


As soon as once more a win is all that’s required presently of yr. it doesn’t have to look fairly or blow the opposition away. Nathan Cleary’s kicking recreation is lethal and Gutherson is the person together with his agility and health to cowl this, He must mark Cleary defensively extra so than Luai as second possibility kicker. Kick strain on Nathan is crucial particularly within the 20m assault zone. Souths dealt with Brian To’o higher than anybody this yr particularly their first contact which caught and so they took his energy away from him shortly by moving into his legs shortly and successfully. The Eels want to regulate deal with one and deal with two in order that Panthers’ speedy exterior again and Apisai Koroisau do not lower them aside within the center a part of the sector. Parramatta don’t rely closely to attain from set performs they’re extra prone to rating off an offload, an influence run or simply their six, seven or one creating one thing of a disrupted defence line so they have to likelihood their arm in good area place to attain factors. The lack of Learn Marney is highlighted within the tryline assault the place he had an excellent mixture with Junior Paulo. One other show from Campbell-Gillard and Junior Paulo will set them up for a potential upset.

Storm crush Manly & cruise to prelims | 03:33


The Storm are the very best at exposing weak point in opposition and are relentless in how all 17 gamers don’t go away from the plan. Des will construct confidence on that edge and get them to do issues collectively — transfer collectively, hit collectively and communication would be the start line. The sting was uncovered however dominance was additionally gained in the midst of the sector by Storm forwards. Manly have a knack of bouncing again after heavy losses and Des is aware of what it takes to win massive video games. Additionally, the Roosters likelihood their arm in assault and play each deal with which results in errors and decrease completion charges so if they’re ok, Manly will get loads of possibilities.

Tom Trbojevic will bounce again indubitably. Credit score to Melbourne they offered a straight line towards Tom with no steps and attacked him from the within with wonderful first contact. Tom has loads of completely different attacking choices and the Roosters aren’t at this stage on the similar degree defensively because the Storm. Experiences from Manly camp are that Tom has a particular look about him in coaching this week. Can’t wait to see him and Teddy go for it.

‘I really really feel sorry for the Chooks’ | 02:12


The lack of Sam Verrills is simply one other blow to the Roosters however they’re probably the most resilient footy crew I’ve seen for a very long time.

Marschke has carried out a superb job at hooker when requested however hasn’t performed for some time so he’ll most likely want an interchange at some stage and this enables the early entry of Sam Walker with Loch Lam most likely going to hooker at this level. Any crew with Victor Radley, James Tedesco and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves can be exhausting to beat. The Roosters attacking construction is well-known to opposition groups however the velocity, ability and a spotlight to element in execution of their performs is second to none. If the Roosters have a superb day defensively they’ll win this one.

One other massive out for the Roosters is Sio Siua Taukeiaho however they are going to have the following man up angle.

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