are we saying DMac is the first choice 15 now?
He's not the best NZ fullback, but he'll be first choice on Saturday based on current team set-up.
It's the one area of experimentation that is currently occurring. They are wanting to play 2 first receiver capable playmakers in the team, which pushes the best fullback (Smith) to the wing. Mo'ouga comes on as second half sub and Beauden moves back to fullback.
It's interesting, as DMac is obviously well suited to the second half sub role. But is serves 2 purposes, it gets game time into Mo'ouga as well as moving the team to a two playmakers set-up that the coaches have a chubby for.