John Solomon (38)
Agree on all aspects. I probably would have been calling for Stewart if we lost.The commentators last night made reference to the lack of Stewart as the reason Vanivalu didn’t see more ball.
But, as has been pointed out on here, Stewart has hardly passed the ball in Super Rugby this year, instead being used as a crash ball runner/defensive stopper & breakdown body. I also note that Daugunu got plenty of ball last night - albeit partly because he Brumbies sent every kick off there. I do want to see us play more expansively to our backs given the strike power we have there, but that needs to be a collective effort across the group including Stewart, Paisami, Petaia & Campbell.
In the meantime I’m happy to just sit back and support whoever is on the field. Stewart has done his time in purgatory so hope he’ll be back in the mix soon but the one thing I think we can be confident in is that no one is going to get gifted a jersey.
On a related note I thought JOC was superb last night and rewarded Thorn’s faith in him.