Allen Oxlade (6)
Here's a thought, these recent rep hit outs by basically the whole Barker back line may make them more potent in the second round.
It astounds me how dove (13) is MOM against GPS 1 and gets dropped for last game. Absolute jole and the selectors have a lot to answer.
I think there are alot of players that could do well in any team. And every year there will always be hard decisions to make, neither of the decisions is the "right" decision as such. It's more the fact of does the player that got selected have a good day on the field. Yes that sounds like all the players are "in consistant" but no, we all know people can have an 'off' day. For some players that day causes them to miss out on being selected and for others that might mean only playing one game in a representative squad. But I don't think the selectors have ever made a 'wrong' choice as such.
Do people think that having the full barker back line play for CAS will enhance their performance for playing for Barker? Thus making the comp. into an Ashes test series.
<p><br><p>Obviously the selectors have their reasons for their choice of players, both in the CAS and NSW sides. However, I do have to disagree that Watson could give the side more in the GPS match up. Both against CHS and ISA he lacked commitment in defence, being glanced of on numerous occasions. He may have a little more skill with the ball, but I do not think he is any more evasive then Dove. In any case, I doubt Watson could have changed the game at all against GPS, and his inclusion may have had a negative impact, (IE if he can't deal with the smaller ISA and CHS centres, how can he be expected to deal with Tepai and Tanne?).<p><br><p>I am not one for questioning the selectors, and think that Watson can add value in attack, but I still cannot believe the defence of Dove, and Stoltz for that matter.<p><br><p>Also disappointed Stoltz didn't get a look in at the NSW II's number 12 jersey. Opinions?Connor Watson was always first choice at 13 but pulled out of GPS match, but back for friday's trials. Cam Dove was extremely gutsy against GPS but at the end of the day it was a physical mismatch. In attack Dove goes very hard and against weaker opposition can star (3 tries on friday) but against GPS he was smashed every time he took it up. To his credit he kept aiming up, never spilled the ball etc, but physically it was a massive mismatch. I guess the selectors believed Watson gave them a bit more. Be interesting to see them against each other in the last CAS round (Watson went off injured early in CAS Rd1).
<p>In regards to "Kennan", I don't believe he has played one match in the Barker 1st XV this season? Could this be a misspelling?Fair enough. Also disappointing N.Kennan (B) wasn't able to play CAS and make the NSW side. I really wish all the best to this extremely talented, large young man.
How do we get access to that video?