Rebuild the purple wall

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Updated: April 20, 2017

For a team that prides itself on defence, seeing 26 next to the opposition’s score does not sit well.

Melbourne went into the game against Manly as the NRL’s best defence, conceding an average of less than 10 points per game.

However the Sea Eagles ran in five tries last Saturday to leave a sour taste in the mouth despite leaving Lottoland with a four-point win.

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All the talk leading into the game was Storm’s need to fix their attack, after being plagued with handling errors in previous weeks.

But a 30-point first half showed that was not a concern but rather their work without the football which failed to fire.

“We didn’t score many points against the Sharks the week before and we were really looking forward to showing our attack against Manly,” Cameron Munster said.

“We scored 30 points in the first half which was really good but we pride ourselves on defence here.

“We let 26 points in and we haven’t done that a lot here in the past few years.

“This week we are going to see what we did wrong and see what we need to do better. We need find a balance between defence and attack and bring it into our whole 80 minutes.”

Source: http://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/2017/04/20/rebuild_the_purple_w.html





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