George Gregan (70)
I have been disappointed with Kepu's scrumming, probably for most of the year, but certainly in the RWC games he's played. And he is just not half the force he used to be in open play, so on both counts I don't see him as being superior to Tupou atm. I would rather see TT on the bench for the big games.
Funny I have thought TT has been decidedly average around the field this season (I think because he is using much more energy at scrum time)
Kepu is a different animal when he knows he has a budgeted time. For the Tahs he was expected to play 60 to 70 minutes, when he is doing that he manages his efforts in general play for 30-35 minutes is different but not the same standard as TT can be.
The challenge is the next real game is against England, so do we take the the best guy in the loose or the guy more likely to keep the scrum solid? - a tough choice, Eddie will both attack our set piece and try to stop us behind the gain line. So which ever we choose weakens a factor