Same team as last week. Fairly important at this stage of the year that we put out a consistent side, injuries and suspension permitting.
Kata survives simply because his brain snaps on attack aren’t quite as bad as Hiku’s lack of presence on defence.
Lisone’s forearm aside, surely he doesn’t offer anything that both Satae or Sao don’t? He didn’t do anything else bad, but he’s always got that stupid play in him and I’m not really sure what the upside is.
Trainspotter stat. We have only had our first choice spine of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Green, Johnson and Luke for 11 out of 20 games or 55% of games this season. Of those 11 games we have won 8, a winning percentage of 72.7% . So basically if we have our first choice spine playing against the Knights, I am 73% confident we will win.
I agree with you that he won't be dropped, if it was going to happen would have happened by now but as a defender yes, he does do some good hits but he is found out quite few times and makes very poor reads and his lack of passing is well documented, he should write that on his wrist bands so he can read it during the game..... The only problem is that there isn't anyone knocking at the door to replace him. It would be lovely to have a high quality centre but the fact is we don't. I'm actually happy for once the judiciary has sighted Lisone, keeps him out of the team, i personally don't see any improvement from him and he looks overweight.