nah, he simply isn't a test 6, he is a mobile lock and a good lineout option.
He just isn't dynamic enough to play 6 at S15 level let alone test level
So Pocock won best Brumby, Gill best Red, Hooper best Tah, McMahon best Rebel and McCalman best Farce. We go ok at producing 7s.
Interesting that while he was still at the Tahs and Wallabies a certain Bob Dwyer wanted him selected at 6. That's a good four years ago now. I don't think we have seen enough of the 2015 Mumm to have any idea of what he can and can't do.
My point remains - when will Hanson have last played a game if he is needed at the pointy end of the RWC?
I reckon that speaking of line out throwing it is as follows:
So to speak, if Moore goes down, we still have good depth execpt for the line out, where Moore is vital considering the limited jumping options in the best 23 i think Cheika has in his mind.
Im not so worried about it though, as long as Moore stays healthy, TPN, Hanson and Saia all could be my replacement hooker
Beale would be one of the fastest in the squad and has phenomenal acceleration. The argument to not play him on the wing has always been that he would be wasted there.There was some madness in Bob's method, fp, didn't Beale make his test debut on the wing? And he was a GPS sprint champion as a schoolboy.
Actually Hanson is a very very good lineout thrower and probably better then Moore, incredibly i don't think he has lost a ball on his own throw in 2015.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Prior to 2015 he was bit shaky though wasn't he? I thought that was a big reason why Sia was always favoured.
Yes. I was a supporter of him playing on the wing last season when we didn't have any. Now though I think bringing him off the bench late (and also having him there as utility injury cover) against tired opposition is the ideal role for him.