What do you guys think of including Perret and Nightingale in next weeks test? Listening on the radio I only heard good things about these two, especially the high workrate of Nightingale.
Both Perret and Nightingale had excellent work rates, and couldn't really be faulted... unfortunately Hohaia will take the fullback spot by virtue of being awesome, and Vatuvei and Matai are also certainties for selection. I would argue Ropati's attacking form and his partnership with Manu hands him the jersey number 4. That leaves Inu, Perret and Nightengale to scrap it out for the number 2 jersey. Someone's gotta miss out here my friends...
for all Ropati's short comings on D, he can provide that magic to win a game
Matai is used to playing at right centre, (for the Kiwis, anyway - not sure about the Sea Eagles), so that helps to complicate the matter!
I could have sworn that Matai was on our right hand side when he got sent off last year. Sorry, lads.
I remembered it like that too, but then thought about it remembering it the other way, and now I can't go back...
Think about it like this... camera is on australia's left side of the field, slightly behind their attacking line. Zoomed in on the Gasnier/matai clash... if you can... It all made perfect sense to me after I "viewed" it that way, mentally.
Matai comes in and makes the hit... Gasnier was def. playing on aussies right hand side, Matai on our left.
Man this assignment is messing with my head and making me wierd... a week of all-nighters in a row now just about...