I really wish rugby union had what the NFL does and that’s the combine.
They bring in a bunch of prospects and test their measurables to see how they’d fair at next level.
There’s a lot of great young players coming thru but I don’t know how to compare them to a guy a couple years older.
If I could see how fast, how high, how strong a player is and then use that to gauge him with data from a player from a previous season I think we’d have a better understanding of what kind of trajectory we can expect from a player.[/quote
They actually do, the Waratahs development squad go through the same testing as the top squad. I assume that Rugby Australia have access to this.
What about Chris Feauai-Sautia? Thoughts?
10. JOC (James O'Connor)
Dave Feao, Dane Zander, Tuaina Tualima, Efi Ma'afu, Will Roach and Josh Flook were all guys training on the GC this week that I don't recall seeing on an official squad list.
Didn't spot any more on Monday but I'll be heading back out on Wednesday or Thursday and will keep an eye out for more
Brad Thorn article - touching on the preseason training and he gave 3 bolters (names to watch)
I am going to guess by previous faith shown to other youngsters. these 3 names will see plenty of action over the course of the season.