South Sydney coach Anthony Seibold said not executing their attacking game plan cost the Rabbitohs a spot in next Sunday's Telstra Premiership grand final, after a disappointing 12-4 loss to the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.
Despite the Bunnies' impressive attacking stats this year, ranking first in tries (104), line breaks (131) and run metres (41,793), they weren't able to score a single try against a hungry Roosters outfit.
"Where we needed to be better was our attention to detail in attack," Seibold said.
"We didn't get to the right areas of the field that we want to run our shapes from.
"We've been a really big transition side this year and our transition in attack was poor - whether it was on kick returns or whether it was when we hit a side line, we just didn't get into position quick enough."
During the week Seibold said his men were looking to shut down the Roosters back three of fullback James Tedesco and wingers Blake Ferguson and Daniel Tupou, but the side failed to do so with Ferguson and Tupou scoring a try a piece in Saturday night's grand final decider.
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"The Roosters stayed in attack all night, that's where they won the game," Seibold said.
"It was a real game of inches.
"If you think about their two tries in the second half, Ferguson was an inch away from having his foot on the line and [Paul] Momirovski's try from a kick, it was a little bit suspect whether it went forward [in the lead-up] or not.
"And in the first half when Rob Jennings went over for the try they called it a forward pass - probably a little inch in it there.
"So they were three really big plays where when you talk about inches in a game they probably represent that."
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