Good afternoon Gentlemen,
With round 2 coming up tomorrow I would like to address some changes in the 1st XV for Villanova.
With one of the star players Gus Godwin missing this weekends clash due to the shoulder injury he suffered in last weeks game, and Will Murphy out with a torn hamstring, some changes have been made in the Villa back line. Lachlan Reardon, the villanova flanker has been moved into the centres and he has really impressed me this season with his defense and attack. What concerns me is Hayden Smith has been moved up to play on the wing and could be opposing the big 11 from Peters (let me know what his name is). While I haven't been able to determine his skill level, I have witnessed his size and strength compared to the Villanova winger which will prove very dangerous. Smith will have to show a lot of heart as I can already envision 11 steamrolling him down the wing. If this is the case, I think Thomas Treyvon could step in to play Wing or even Lachlan Friedman (both extremely talented prospects).
I am intrigued to see how this clash will play out and definitely concerned for the welfare of Hayden Smith on that wing. Im excited to see how Peters hold up this wekeend.