I reckon they think Latu will probably take a week or two of conditioning before he's ready to play a test match.Is the four hooker thing just on the basis that Latu won't be in Japan and they can't go into preparing for that test without a third hooker in the squad?
Agreed. If we are going with Kerevi at 12 when fit, why would we not play someone with similar attributes for continuity?Just has the flavour of going backwards to the two playmaker model that proved so unsuccessful under Cheika and one or two before him. Rather have Paisami at 12 where a couple of months ago we mostly thought he had a mortgage on the spot.
You don't think a couple of tests since with no issues might be the start of a better technique? I noticed a grass cutter tackle in one of the Argie tests but he wrapped both arms around the runner's lower legs and pulled off a very effective tackle. I didn't notice any other suspect action in those last two tests.I mean, the bloke did a shinbreaker, got a yellow card and the Saffa's scored straight after.
He's exactly like Latu pre-2019 RWC.
I dunno. Its test rugby. I agree his throwing appears to be good but like Lonergan he does not look up to the physicality just yet. No Uelese or Mafi? Its a bit of an odd squad. I would have taken McReight over McMahon as well and LSL can feel hard done by. Rennie and Marinos reported as saying that we will go back to selecting fewer OS players next year more inline with the Giteau law. I guess they want to see what the likes of Latu, McMahon, Skelton, Arnold and Kerevi are capable of to see if they each should be one of the two selected moving forward? Kerevi is a yes already.Probably the best, consistently the most accurate, lineout thrower of the lot. He also came through the U20s a few years ago, so definitely has some skills.