NRC: So far, so good – Recharged Rays yet to hit full beam

by Paul Cook - “We’ve only reached about 55% of our capability so far,” Sydney Rays head coach Simon Cron tells me as we reflect on his side’s unbeaten start to the 2016 NRC. An ominous sign for the rest of the competition then, should they unearth the rest of that potential over the coming weeks. Having broken the mould round after round with his new charges - the first time the Rays have won their opening match of the NRC, the first time the Rays have won back-to-back games, the first time they have beaten the Rams – Cron can afford himself a smile of some satisfaction at his work thus far. But in keeping with the ‘winners’ mentality that turned a tail-spinning Northern Suburbs side into Shute Shield champions in less than two years, he is far from content. “Defensive-wise we’re going well but attacking-wise, we’ve got a way to go yet. That’s got to do with rhythm and role clarity, we’re just not quite finding that rhythm yet, and by that I mean support pla
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