It was the side that scored all of the team's points in Round 9, with the developing chemistry between winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall and centre Sione Mata'utia paying off after hours of work between the pair both on and off the field.

Mata'utia credits the right edge's performance to a combination of pre-season training and perfect execution from star fullback Kalyn Ponga.

"It's something we have been working on since pre-season," stated Mata'utia.

"In terms of our attack, we are pretty much where we want to get to... so that is a positive to take away.

"Whenever you get him (Ponga) on your side he creates a lot of opportunities. We missed one there when I dropped the ball, so it is a lesson learnt... I've got to take every opportunity I can."

While the edge attack was on full display, a lacklustre defensive effort was ultimately the demise of the team against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Whenever you get him (Ponga) on your side he creates a lot of opportunities.

Sione Mata'utiaCentre


While he was disappointed in the defensive effort both individually and collectively, Mata'utia stated that a consistent defensive structure has been something the team is working towards achieving every week.

"I was very disappointed. We just didn't play to where we wanted. (It was hard considering) the fact we got 22,000 fans, and it wasn't the performance they deserved.

"The main thing is to get that consistency every week.

"We have had good games, especially the Broncos game where we were pretty much on point with our defence.

"Then games like the Melbourne game, and the one on the weekend where we got rolled in the middle and on the edges, where we need to be better."