Usually one of the jokers of the team, NSW Origin flyer Addo-Carr cut a deflated figure after the match and his teammate Nelson Asofa-Solomona said he’d taken the error hard.
“Josh bring a lot to our side, a lot of energy and speed and strength but that’s football, we all make mistakes,” Asofa-Solomona said.
“I know he’s taken it so hard right now but it’s important that we get around him and help him move on.”
The big prop said Melbourne needed to start better, with the visitors racing to an early lead with a third-minute try.
“We started a bit slow and there was a couple of penalties and they capitalised off that.
“Just key moments in the game – we need to be better at that.”
Asofa-Solomona said not only Addo-Carr but the entire team needed to bank the result and start preparations to play either Parramatta or Brisbane.
“It’s important just to move on – having a talk with a few of the boys everyone is ready to move on.