AUSTRALIAN RULES newspaper has reported that players were more willing to admit errors during the 2016 NRL premiership.
Read moreAFL.com.au reported that star Adam Reynolds was asked to explain the AFL’s ‘blunder’ of losing to the Brisbane Broncos.
“I think the guys were really proud of what they had done,” Reynolds said.
“They were all about being consistent, and that was what we were doing.
We were always trying to put our stamp on the game.
We just couldn’t get our game on track.”
Read moreRookie winger Jarryd Hayne admitted the game had become too physical and that he had to learn to be “soft”.
“I was always trying my best to be soft, to not really be aggressive and that kind of thing, just trying to be the team player and keep it in the game,” Hayne said.
“It wasn’t about the score, it was about the fact that we were playing with so much intensity.
So I guess that’s what I was trying to learn as a player and just keep the team together.”
Read a transcript of the articleAFL premiership rules article ROW NRL premiers Melbourne and South Sydney were caught out by their premiership rivals in a high-octane battle for the grand final.
Read the full storyThe Bulldogs led 17-14 after half-time in the round one clash, but the Bulldogs were beaten in the final by the Knights in Sydney.
In round three, the Bulldogs held off the Storm with a thrilling win over the Bulldogs.
In the round four clash, the Storm were held to a scoreless draw by the Bulldogs and the Bulldogs had to settle for fourth place.
In Canberra, the Roosters took the lead against the Broncos in the first half before a sensational last-minute goal by the Roos kicked off a 15-3 run to secure the victory.
In Sydney, the Blues overcame a sluggish second half to win the round 11 clash against the Storm.
The finals were played in Brisbane on November 2 with the home side defeating the home team 12-9 in the opening term.