I like Mannering a lot, but don't think we missed him out there. Might well and truly be a sign that he needs to head in-field and remdoel himself as a hard-running, effective tackling lock and start preparing for a shift into prop in a few years.[DOUBLEPOST=1366917858][/DOUBLEPOST]
I noticed this on the second Chambers try - either Mateo is faffing about further in than he needs to be, or it's a case of when he's involved in a tackle, there's nobody moving across to take his place in the line.
Anyone else look at Koni's big damn-I-dropped-the-ball-again grimace/smiles and thought "Fuck me, Manu's his mentor, alright."
he seemed pretty damn pissed off whenever he dropped the ball...
I note 3 fuck ups by Johnson. 2 shit no look passes but mainly that kick to Tupou early in the game was dumb. Other than that id go as far as saying this was his best game in a long time, he looked back at his natural confident best.