Just my personal opinion of course but just like Iafetas Kickstand Wang I watch quite afew games of his including 3-4 games in Reserve Grade for the Mounties where his defence was absolutely shocking. Granted he did have a great game against the Storm last year but apart from that he was woeful.
Ask yourself this. If his defence is as good as you say then why did he get dropped from the Raiders squad when they were short on outside backs? Remember Jack Wighton, Edrick Lee and Terry Campese being out and the Raiders were looking for special dispensation to have Jordan Rapana play fullback after shifting Anthony Milford to halves?
Again, its just my opinion but Ive seen enough to tell me his defence is suspect...
Because by then I'm pretty sure he had already signed with the warriors so there would be little point in playing him when their season was already done and they could give the experience to someone who was actually going to be there the following year. But you would have seen more of him this year than me for sure, so I can understand if he really has been that bad for the nsw cup team, I just don't remember him having too many bad games last year for the raiders. But everything in the media seems to rate his defence, so it can't be that terrible.
"He impressed in the NSW Cup last year with the Raiders' feeder club Mounties and built a reputation as one of the premier defensive centres in that competition." https://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league...esign-centre-matt-allwood-20140409-zqsn8.html
"Defence is his main strength" https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/10081512/Allwoods-arrival-a-danger-for-Ropati-Nielsen