I must admit, I gave myself a bit of a growling this morning, I was a bit disappointed with ABs last night, and that's unfair to Wallabies. ABs won test by 8 points, to a Wallaby team that is not as bad as some make out. Think DP hit nail on prverbial head with how game went, but in reality ABs never really looked like losing to a fairly ok Wallaby team. Of course I can be disappointed we keep taking foot off gas when test tied up, and I don't think we used wind in first half, but it was a test win.
Swinton is a good lineout operator.That would require selecting a Ned Hanigan or Dean Mumm type player as was done in the past. That will bring out the haters or maybe they have just watched too much league to appreciate the difference to rugby. Hitting the line and big tackling can get you rated as a league player. You need to bring more to Union. We a need a 6 or 8 that can bring more with lineout capability. Swinton, Valenti and Wilson are all cut from a similar cloth.
Our lineout was shocking for the first ten minutes, but did we lose one after that? Coming off the back of a great performance in the French series, I don't really think it's a problem that needs to be fixed.
Foster just needs to drop Dane Coles and Shannon Frizzel (although I'd say Aaron, but he's more of a pest than anything).
Nice report BR. Agree with most of it.
- I was impressed with Ikitau’s boot. I think he only kicked twice, but they were both good kicks. In the whole scheme it didn’t mean much, but having a couple of kicking options can only be a good thing and, from memory, he was otherwise solid
i love Paisami and in time i think he will develop into a great 12, i am not so sure about his rugby smarts and at times over exuberance at this stage. i'd quite like to see a To'omua and Ikitau pairing at some stage, older head between Lolesio and Ikitau.I really think his long-term position in the team is more assured than Paisami's.