from what ive read Kurtleys been playing pretty well in France, but surely he wont be an option till the end of year tour. I would fucking love it thoughCooper at 10, JOC (James O'Connor) at 13, Beale at 15. Let's got the band back together!
i think Mogg was a fair bit worse defensively, but was quicker and had a massive boot. Agrred that Cooper 10 with JOC (James O'Connor) at 15 does go along way to solving our backline issuesCooper at 10 with JOC (James O'Connor) at 15 pretty much solves all the backline issues, though I'd be happy to see Kellaway or even Petaia there too.
Banks is basically Jesse Mogg 2.0 with the same strengths and weakness's. Really performs at Super Rugby level but never closes the deal at Test level. Time to move on and give someone else a shot. Even Hodge would be preferable IMO.
I wouldn't mind Koribete having a rest over the next couple of weeks. I love his enthusiasm and intent but am getting increasingly frustrated with his limitations (you know what he will do every touch) and growing repeated idiosyncrasies (obsession with getting tackled, placing the ball and trying to pick it up again, as well as the crawling).i think Mogg was a fair bit worse defensively, but was quicker and had a massive boot. Agrred that Cooper 10 with JOC (James O'Connor) at 15 does go along way to solving our backline issues
South Africa targeted us with the highball yesterday. Banks wasn’t necessarily great in handling it, but O’Connor would be a further step down IMO.
I think Kellaway at 15 with Petaia at 14 and O’Connor on the bench could be an option.
But these guys did just beat South Africa and they are World Champs and recently took down the Lions. I’d be pretty happy if Rennie rewarded all of them with another crack. By all means give Swinton & Fainga'a a bit of a kick up the arse for their dumb play but also give them a chance to back up their win.
Surely White comes into the starting side. McDermott illustrated again he has a long way to go in his development, his game is perfectly suited to the bench for now. Otherwise I think this is spot on.
Yes he is, or at least was.Is Pone injured? We might see Holmes.