Every week we have been shining a spotlight on one particular player, putting together stats and video to show his contribution to the game. We have done Pat McCabe, Ben Alexander, James Horwill and Rocky Elsom, and this week we are finishing the Tri Nations by looking at Adam Ashley-Cooper.
AAC has had a pretty quiet 3N in the 13 jumper, but switched to the wing to fill in for the suspended JOC on Saturday. I thought he had his best game all season and was probably the best outside back on the field — he certainly made Zac Guildford’s night an unhappy one with rapid kick-chases and dominant tackling. According to Austin’s stats AAC recorded:
– 12 tackles (4 dominant) and only 1 missed
– 7 carries
– 11 ruck invovlements
– 1 almost try
For a winger I think those stats are very good. But as we know the numbers don’t always tell the full story, so below is a video showing every major contribution AAC made to the game:
What do you think? Is JOC’s spot in danger?