Johns sympathised with clearly frustrated fan-base who have actually endured a torrid time owning ninth location on the ladder, as he took aim at the clubs at-times non-existent defence.
” That first half, it was pitiful,” Johns told Wide World of Sports Final Whistle.
” Some of the specific efforts defensively, I was sitting there watching it simply shaking my head.
” I feel for Michael Maguire, hes an actually hard-edged coach. He constructs his game on defence. What I saw in the first half it resembled under-10s stuff.
Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns has put the “pathetic” Wests Tigers on blast after their season came crashing down around them in a “rank” 38-16 capitulation to the Roosters on Saturday night.
The Tigers appearance destined for another year outside the top-eight as the NRLs longest-running finals dry spell edged better to a decade in another listless display screen.
There was a hope among fans that the Tigers were in with a real chance to boost their finals press when they ran-out versus a seriously diminished Roosters clothing over the weekend.
Tigers on the backfoot early against the Roosters. (Getty)” They came back, they got it to 20-12 and had a smell. The Roosters scored one shot with 15-minutes to go and they just ran away with it. The Tigers at the moment are a group playing with no soul.
Tigers finals hopes hang by a thread.
Tigers on the backfoot early against the Roosters. (Getty)” They came back, they got it to 20-12 and had a smell. Then the Roosters scored one shot with 15-minutes to go and they just ran away with it. The Tigers at the moment are a group playing without any soul.
” I picture Michael Maguire will be just laying in the house in bed thinking What have I got to do?.” And theres no relief with wage cap, this team theyve got theyve got for the next 12-18 months.”
Jillarroos fantastic Alana Ferguson believed for all the great the Tigers program in offense, it counts for nothing if the team cant “turn up for the individual next to you.”
” The thing they certainly need to change is their mindset since they have moments in the game where they produce brilliant footy, however its not good enough when youre not turning up for the individual next to you and refraining from doing the fundamental things right,” she stated.
The Tigers did themselves no favours when they coughed-up four unanswered tries to head into half-time 20-0 down, booed enroute by the Leichhardt faithful.
NRL Highlights: Tigers v Roosters – Round 15
Tigers finals hopes hang by a thread. (Getty) (Getty)” They werent even in the right positions to make tackles. They were sort of seeing from the side and sticking an arm or 2 out and trying to grab which is putrid. In the NRL it should not occur. So they need to fix that.
” What does Michael Maguire need to drill into them so they understand that is their task. Since thats the priority on the footy field, put your body on the line, stand beside your teammates and the rest comes.
” It does not matter if you score three or 4 fantastic shots or youve got brilliant attack because that needs to come after, and theyre not doing the important actions in advance.”
It couldnt have been a less perfect result for the perennial ninth location combatants whose season depends upon the few video games staying in the 2020 season.