<div class='quotemain'> Well okay, Deans gave Stephen Brett a chance when Carter was off at the All Blacks, I mean, he was a good player but no one knew he would step up as much as he did, I suspect Deans will do the same...pick someone who he sees a certain talent in and nurture him...why would he pick much the same players as were beaten in the World Cup? Time to blood some new players instead of just moving the deck chairs around... [/b]
Dont be surprised too if he goes for the Force combo of Gits & MacKay :unsure: .
If given more game time there and stays injury-free, he could be in the mix....but I still think a Gits/Barnes combo is the way.
Like what Fushi said about Barnes being surrounded by a "pretty cruddy team"..come on, the RWC game against Wales should be reason enough to give him another go.....and his defence his first rate. You wont often see him miss tackles easily (like Gits on the weekend for Carter's first try)..
I think if Gits and Barnes were to both start Barnes would probably start at flyhalf with Gits at inside centre (his defence has been pretty sound there)...
I'm not sure about Mackay playing for Australia... he did alright on the weekend but I think he's got a long way to go...