You cannot have a team that is built on one prop and the rest are either midgets or glorified backrow converts and take out a big center like Pompey
Back five either have to be very fast like Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
or hard running like Montoya
, and to a lesser extent Kosi
, although Kosi
is coming on now so that is great.
gets eaten alive running into contact, just cannot afford to have someone like that until he starts ripping it up in NSW cup...not merely getting by and having good games, we need to see tackle breaking, or side stepping or showing some speed, or great ball playing, or most importantly strong defence and carries out of our end.
Our small pack is reliant on strong kick returns. Can't have skinny dudes getting folded coming out of the back field. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
gets away with his greyhound build by going hard and being very fast over ground to give good tackles one and two or three.
was MOM in a few games last season and he gives the backline the missing dynamic, blinding speed.....you cannot leave him out for Kosi
. I am a big fan of Kosi
, but the balance of the team when you have a big slow powerful centre is better served by a ultra quick Winger.
Happy to see Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
have a cup run first mind, I guess it depends on his fitness which might fine.
might beat Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
one day for that spot, but I have not seen any MOM performances from Kose to put that argument forwards.
Vaileas spot is the one with question marks, Pompey
is too good at defence and heavy contact to leave out, he has that spot sewn up as far as I see it.