Someone who can provide a dominant tackle and can also engage the defensive line. The problem with Afoa is that as soon as he catches the ball the defensive line retreats because they know he will not step or offload. Similarly on defence he is very passive. Just my opinion
LAM deserves another call up. 110 running metres, 25 tackles 1 miss. Stats coming off the bench.
Perham seemed fine defensively last year. He has not shown Xfactor at top level but I would say he is a better centre than Montoya and Montoya is a better defensive winger than Fusitua and Maumalo. Montoya just has weak hit ups but speed. I guess what I’m saying is we should probably drop one of our prop wingers for Montoya and have Hayze in at centre.
Montoya went pretty well in his first game of the year against the best backline in the comp. He played like he wanted to be there. Had decent stats too. He needs to get match fit as he gassed out earlyOur backline is absolute plodderville.
Perham and Berry in for Montoya and Fusitua, Move Pompey to the wing. If we had any other option on the wing then Ken could fuck right off with that feeble defense but we havnt.
Turner in for SOS, Im sure Turner can kick bombs to the tallest player on the field and make a heap of misreads on defense.
But the backline will be