There's no denying that Daine has raw talent. At first he appeared lazy but I put that down to being overwhelmed and lacking a bit of confidence.Ok Yes, if he enjoyed playing in the lower grade. Also I’m expecting that contingencies are afoot so that doesn’t happen.
He wasn't sure of where to be and had to get a voice to organise the D.
At ⅝ it's more in the line stuff and the ball will definitely find him. It's a position he has played in before.
As far a D goes, Daino doesn't lack courage as he's put his body on the line several times before.
Could the young brigade of Bula, Da Silva and Laurie (and perhaps Feledy as a centre) be a glimpse of things to come...good or bad, now's not the time to sit on our hands.
With our current pack we have got 1-3 years to get this rebuild done and firing otherwise it loses it's eldge and unless there are more stars coming thru we'll have to start over again.
This is a model that has repeated itself over and over since our first year.
The big difference is we have finally got a healthy cap.
We must keep it that way and hope we find the winning formula and balance between potential pathway stars and recruiting established stars.
I'm still seething over Api's broken jaw. Finally we get a true leader to build our team around and not we have to wait again.