It was a good performance by Timani. Topped the tackle count while on the pitch, carried well, had some nice offloads and was effective at the breakdown. McCalman was also very good when he came on.
What is the situation now for McMahon? Is he available for this tour or is he off to Japan right now?
Out of the big backrowers on the field for both teams, I thought Timani was the least effective
We can’t seriously be judging Folau’s ability to play wing on last nights game can we. When we had a completely new 9-10-12-13 who have never played together and played like they’ve never met each other.
The reason people like me thing Folau could be choosen the wing is that one winger plays as hybrid fullback anyway, Folau already spends half his time there and as a league player wing was the position where he was able to do the most damage - and he was NEVER out of the game. The put him on the wing and then feed the ball to him constantly ie completely unlike last night.
Realistically yesterday’s fixture was soup quality. A spattering of top liners in both teams then a heap of fringe and developing playersHe was pretty good yesterday but for the most part in a Wallaby jersey was no more than adequate.
I don’t think anyone is arguing otherwise. The comments being made are whether or not there is virtue in him being picked to wear jersey 11 or 14.
He does raise a fair point in that the ARU are currently paying two of their best players to take holidays. You don’t really see that with the likes of Cameron Smith or Cooper Cronk.