Umm what we mean when we talk about good communication on defence is letting each other know who they are going to aim at, who they want the other to handle, any insights they have to planning defence of the next attack, remind each other when to slide or compress, or just to keep an eye on a certain move.As opposed to what, A mime? But seriously, it's not like Kata can't speak English and Manu doesn't speak Tongan right, right?
That's what Manu has been without for years. We' really only had Tate and Toopi as good defenders at centre. But Ropati wasn'the bad at working with Manu in defence and at his best did feed him more than most.