You’d hate to be a Newcastle player in the sheds right now, as the dressing room camera has caught coach Adam O’Brien giving his side an almighty spray.
“So he should,” said Cooper Cronk on the broadcast.
“You saw the first [try], Hymel Hunt tackled thin air … then Shibasaki on that right edge, up against David Fifita, along with Connor Watson. It’s paper-thin at best.”
Gold Coast lead 26-12, and David Fifita’s first try was particularly embarrassing – the big-money signing scoring straight from a tap restart.
“He’s obviously going off his head here and rightly so because the first 40 minutes of what they dished up has been poor,” Cronk said.