Peter Sullivan (51)
Simone has had a few chances where he did not capitalise. I’d have Foketi ahead of Simone but Paisami well in front of both.
Simone has only played two tests, in 2020: his first, a starting debut (along with Lolesio) against the All Blacks, and a bench cameo in a draw against Argentina.
Last year he wasn't good enough to be considered...
He was, in my opinion, the form Aus 12 in Super Rugby this year, but since he's going overseas and unlikely to be considered for a foreign player exemption going forward, I don't think it's worth playing him unless the others go down on this tour.
i think the question is whether simone's form warrants a giteau place. personally i dont think so, and foketi looked good in the A's.Foketi maybe slightly better on the runs, Simone slightly more skillful with the ball. As mentioned previously, Simone leaving might tip the scales to Foketi.
So if you want to play an NFL rushing style, pick Foketi but I don't see Rennie as an bold coach when he picks players. He has been pretty consertive so far, so I expect to see Leota at 6, White at 9 and Paisami at 12 for the first gameFoketi maybe slightly better on the runs, Simone slightly more skillful with the ball. As mentioned previously, Simone leaving might tip the scales to Foketi.
One chance, really, against NZ. He also got around 15 off the bench against Argentina and instantly looked our best back.
As long as Vunivalu doesn't sit at 23 and then get 3 minutes after the game is lost. Don't know what the fuck Rennie was thinking with that little maneuver.