Passion for the game missing

DISAPPOINTED: Albury-Wodonga Steamers coach Mick Raines.

Albury-Wodonga Steamers coach Mick Raines said his side had no intensity and no passion for the game in its two-point loss to the Tumut Bulls on Saturday.

Raines could be seen walkingup and down the sideline constantly during the game as a nervous reaction to whatwas unfolding before him.

The coach said it had been a below-par performance for the club’s high standard.

“We looked pretty pedestrian for 70 minutes, Ireckon,” Raines said.

“The only times we decided to back ourselves with a bit of go forward was when we scored tries.

“Other than that we just sort of walked across the field a bit and took it for granted.”

Raines said the players all got along andthe combinations were good, but there was some work to be done over the next week.

“We’ll be working on intensity, we want the passion and the actual love of the game these guysplay with in training to be there on the field,” he said.“It’s just a bit of emotion they need to bring into the game.”

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