- Nov 25, 2010
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he'd had the same number of AB's midfield starts as Havili before this year so they could have given him bigger go12 looks like a problem position for ABs since Nonu, SBW and Crotty retired. Quinn Tupaea perhaps? But he’s very inexperienced.
On the midfield front i was very unimpressed by de Allende after the two Wallabies tests but he outplayed Havili with ease./
Not sure what Havili is doing in that AB midfield. Surely the ABs have someone better?
nope, you've missed our midfield has been a huge problem for a few years now, even crotty never REALLY locked down a spot, always others given little goes here and there
Havili was very good at 12 for the crusaders this year and has rightly been given a go, the first issue is foster is trying to play him like nonu, crash balls and then wondering why he isn't popping up on the other side, he did the same thing with bridge against aussie i think it was, made him come in for the short ball crash time after time like he was Ioane or savea or lomu....he seems to think all player in a position are the same, because your a left winger you have to play like lomu, its a real worry
its why i suggested Bridge might actually be better on right, we have a log history of semi fullbacks on the right (jane, smith, dagg, jordan) and a longer history of barnstormers or flyers on the left (lomu, roko, savea, Ioane, Clarke)....why are we now trying to play a fullback on the left and a flyer on the right without changing any of the game plans
I makes sense too, most peoples dominant pass is right to left and so your fastest and most accurate backline move is most likely a right to left flush...and so you want to end with a finisher....on the weekend we had Ioane wearing 11 but popping up in midfield and so our right to left ended with ALB.....its infuriating