Phil Kearns (64)
Watching the Reds game really reinforced to me how dependant we (as in Aussie teams) are on set piece. There were several times where you could BPA and some of the other forwards were talking with the ref about what they had to do to get rewarded in the scrum even when they did not have dominance. It seemed to be a real focus.
The Red line out stepped up and the scrum still at the minimum held it's own. For the WB line out we need a capable jumper in the back three, a capable throw, and a capable caller. For the WB scrum we will be seeing, I think, a rebalance where Rennie wants front row dynamism on the field, especially in D - as well as scrum. That will slightly detune the scrum in the front row I suspect. Which means more is required from the locks.
It is an intriguing balance and will be interesting to see where Rennie takes it.