EXCLUSIVE: They looked really physically battled: Goulds big fear for Storm and Roosters come finals – Wide World of Sports

Cameron Munster (Getty)” The Melbourne Storm are a better team with him (Cameron Smith) playing at no. 9 than they are at him playing no. 7,” he said.
” He can cope at seven, he can run the course, but it limits their attack and the quality out of dummy-half.
” There were a couple of essential times where Smith was dipping into seven, that the dummy-half pass wasnt sufficient. The direction wasnt excellent enough and they didnt hold them around the middle like they generally do. Thats what Smith provides.
” He can play at halfback, hes a terrific player however thats not the finest position for the team at the minute.
” His best position is playing dummy-half.”

Cameron Smith (Getty).

” Theyve got more youthful legs and theyre fresher. Theyre on the up.
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Roosters Boyd Cordner (Getty) The installing toll has Gould anticipating there might be some concerns at the back end of the season for both clubs.

The former NSW Origin coach fears the younger premiership competitors in the Eels and Panthers might be boosted by the truth their clubs have not endured the exact same physical run as the Storm and Roosters.
” We take a look at the Storm and Roosters game the other night, its up until now above the other grades of football were supervising the weekend, you simply say theyre the two actually great teams,” Gould stated on Wide World of Sports The Final Whistle.
” But theres a number of teams simply underneath them, the Panthers and the Eels.

” Im simply wondering in another 15 weeks time, what it appears like at the back end of the year.
” At the end of that game the Roosters and Storm looked truly physically fought, theyre getting some injuries.
” I simply think the younger legs of the Eels and Panthers simply might run over them at the back end of the season.”
The injury to Munster required Storm coach Craig Bellamy to reshuffle his halves pairing and shift skipper Cameron Smith from hooker to halfback.
Yielding that Smith can satisfy the halfback position, Gould advised the Storm to keep the 37-year-old at his standard position of hooker to get the finest out of the team.

For the Roosters, they were hit with further concerns as winger Daniel Tupou suffered a syndesmosis injury and trio Boyd Cordner, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Lindsay Collins all copped head knocks.

Rugby league terrific Phil Gould fears both the Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters might not have enough in them to go all the way come finals time.
Both clubs have been struck with the injury bug, with the Storm losing playmaker Cameron Munster last week for 2-3 months and the Roosters losing Victor Radley and Sam Verrills to season-ending ACL injuries back in round 7.
The 2 clubs played out a thriller on Thursday night with the Storm triumphing 27-25 in Golden Point.