Egan was cleared to play with a similar concussion earlier in the year so I remain hopeful the big Ben Murdoch-Masila is available. We do have good cover in the forwards but no-one with his post contact metres. It will be a full week with the sunday game so I have my fingers crossed
Agree. He is definitely bringing something different in a positive way. For several years with the likes of Paasi, Lisone, Vete, Satae, Afoa and Ah Mau we've had players with very similar attributes. Afoa and Ah Mau are still doing a good job but its great to have some variety now. He made a couple of ruck infringements in the weekend, but otherwise played an important part in the win. Will be interesting to see who misses out when Addin Fonua-Blake returns.Was really impressed with Evans last week, in fact since he has come in he has been effective.
Made some good post contact metres last week and always looks to promote the ball, getting away a pretty good offload most times he can.
He is good foil for our middles and would think he will not be out of the team again this year (barring injury).
I'm guessing they are holding Aitken back until he proves his fitness on gameday, but in all likelihood he'll be taking up one of the centre positions with Pompey the one slotting in at wing in place of Kosi.
Agreed, as good as Pomps has been at centre. He's got a bit more wing about him than Berry. Would like to see that combo have a go, and see Aitken on the left helping run that defensive side with Curran.
What do you reckon they do with Chanel?
I think Chanel probably misses out this week. He may only be in the 21 in case one of Walsh, Nikorima or RTS comes down with injury, in which case he'd be straight into the halves if that was to happen.What do you reckon they do with Chanel?
Amazing to think we still have the murch to come back too.