Before the game we talked about the standards that we wanted to set, not just in this game but for the rest of the year. A try in the first 5 minutes was definitely part of those standards as we came out with intensity and aggression to win the ball back straight from kick off and punish the opposition. From there we scored two more and we were coasting, until 2 red cards meant that we had to play ¾ of the game with 13 men. Without pointing fingers – this is not how we play. This is not the Typhoons. Teams will be niggly and try and get a reaction from us, and they will do so for the remaining games this season. It’s our responsibility to wear the shirt and represent it properly – if someone throws the first punch we have to shake it off. If a team tries to get under our skin then we let them try all they like and don’t react. We are the Typhoons. We’re the club that everyone wants to emulate but no one can. Having players sent off is not part of the standards that we want to set, and it will never be. But the way that the team reacted was exactly how we should have and it is definitely something that we should build in to our standards. 2 men down, with more than 45 minutes of the game left, the easiest thing would have been to throw in the towel, as there’s no way we could compete from there… right? Wrong. We held off until half time, regrouped, and bossed the rest of the game. We showed what Typhoons spirit is all about. We showed that numbers didn’t matter, and we sent them back time after time. Our 13 men bossed the set pieces as well as open play and shut them out. They didn’t score a single point all game. Even with 2 more men than us. We scored 2 more tries and won the game with a bonus point. That is the standard that we set. That is the Typhoons spirit. This is the standard that we build on. Typhoons 27-0 Uni.