- Jun 14, 2016
- Club or Nation
He's genuinely the worst defender I've ever seen.
I mean he's probably improved since I last watched him for Saints (a while ago tbf) but when he first started playing senior rugby he actively avoided any contact, flinging wild passes over his head to avoid getting tackled and straight up not trying to tackle people in defence.
For all the stick Cipriani/O'Gara etc. get, at least they were speed bumps rather than matadors.
That sort of reputation is hard to shake when you've been hyped so massively from the age grade sides.
For someone who is 6ft 5 and 17st he's a bit of a wimp
A good analysis of why he is a joke here followed by 1 sentence that sums him up perfectly.
If he does sort his defence out/find his courage , he could be a great player and in fairness i have seen him do some good stuff in attack(not defence) that shows at least in that department he isnt all hype. But until he proves different he will be the TRF joke with that face you want to punch