Is Gareth Anscombe still good?
Few line calls. Simmons has probably had more good games than Rodda. I really think Beale should have been dropped by now, with To'omua coming in at 12.I reckon it's the best team we've put out this year, providing Coleman, Dempsey and kerevi are at full fitness and Latu doesn't get carded
but that's a reputational selection right? You haven't been watching him play in Japan I assume? Nor have I so I've got no idea whether he's up to it now.
Must be training the house down. Or have some sort of Cheika-specific appeal on the turps.
If his brain 'snaps' at any point from here on out he should be ruled out of the RWC i think. Hes had a few years now.I'm still torn on Latu. The best half we've seen from a hooker this year was still his second stanza against Ireland in Sydney - he genuinely changed the game.
At his best he's better than FF (Folau Fainga'a), TPN (Tatafu Polota-Nau), BPA, and anyone else. But his frequent brain snaps drive me mental. I'm just not sure he's worth the risk, though I'm happy for him to get a few more chances on this tour.
Welsh players have to be based in Wales now. Hence no Rhys Webb (poor bastard signed a contract in France a few weeks before the rule change).Is Hadleigh Parkes the same player who turned out for the Sunwolves this year? I'm pretty sure that was the name of the player who kicked at about 99.99% over the season.
Cool, midget backrow and a hooker with American ordinance guidance systems in his brain.
Folau Fainga'a just had his best game against the ABs, where as Latu came off the pine and nailed his own coffin shut.What's the alternative Brumbieman? Dempsey seems a pretty clear choice at 6 for mine, given the few times he's worn that jersey he's performend well.
And I've discussed Latu above, but surely you agree that no other candidate has done enough to secure the jersey.