This game was lost in 2 key areas....1 obviously being a new team ....secondly....hate to say it but the ruck!! The contact & intensity very similar to the Dogs but they won the contest at the play the ball 90% in the first half. Played it quicker & slowed us down well, with a contentious 3rd man flopping in at times & slow release but their defence was set on most occasions...in comparison Manly were going backwards. This was the most surprising aspect of tonight's game for me & frustrating to see it unfold.... No doubt Barrett & Co will counter this soon, if this contest is lost, there's little chance of winning on the scoreboard. To be dominated in tempo, there's a far higher chance of those "sloppy" tries scored also, due to a defence losing its cohesion & individuals losing touch of their role.