Cronulla coach John Morris has singled out his senior gamers following his facet’s 14-12 NRL loss to Canterbury on Sunday.
The Sharks went into the conflict trying to cement their status as high 4 contenders however will as a substitute spend the bye week soul looking out after permitting the Bulldogs to leap out to a 14-Zero lead and failing to run them down.
Whereas Morris didn’t title names, he referred to as out his senior gamers in a brutal post-game appraisal.
5-eighth Shaun Johnson was responsible of failing to manage the match when it was within the stability – one thing for which he was criticised for throughout his time on the Warriors and was a giant motive behind the Auckland membership telling him he wasn’t of their long-term plans.
He got here up with a number of key errors together with kicking out on the total, being tackled on the final and dropping the ball when it regarded like he was going to be bundled over the sideline.
Fullback Matt Moylan additionally had a shocker, making six errors together with three dropped bombs and throwing a no-look move over the sideline.
Capping a horrible show from the Sharks’ leaders, halfback Chad Townsend butchered what ought to have been the successful strive on the dying when he kicked with a three-on-one overlap.
“The sport’s within the stability, you’re not going to look to your younger blokes to face up,” Morris mentioned.
“You’re going to look to your senior leaders to face up.
“We’ve acquired a good few skilled guys on the market, on paper we’re some of the skilled groups within the competitors.
“We’ve acquired to stroll the stroll.”
Morris described the match as “one of many worst performances I’ve seen from this membership”, lamented their 15 errors and accused his facet of being “cocky” and never taking the Bulldogs severely.
He performed down the prospect of creating adjustments, nevertheless, younger playmaker Kyle Flanagan will come again into competition after he led the facet to 4 wins from 5 matches throughout Johnson’s latest harm absence.
Flanagan has been linked with a transfer to the Sydney Roosters subsequent 12 months, regardless of being on contract till 2021.
Flanagan can also be an completed goal-kicker, one thing which was dearly missed of their two-point losses in opposition to Canberra and Canterbury.
Johnson kicked none from three at ANZ Stadium and Morris admitted it was one thing they must work on.
“You simply must knock objectives over,” Morris mentioned.
“They weren’t all simple kicks, I get that.
“It’s two weeks in a row we’ve gone down as a result of we haven’t nailed our objectives.
“It’s going to be considered one of many issues on our listing this week to repair.”