I reckon De Gois is a better player than O'Brien, and he deserves to be in the 17 ahead of him. Even if it's only playing the first 25 minutes.I'm sure he would be. But the upside of using him as an impact comes at the expense of an interchange and one less big body on the bench. He does an adequate job over the full
80 minutes and as you mentioned, our game plan doesn't seem revolve around quick darts from dummy half.
IMO Kaysa gets the nod as the benefit of playing him for the 80 minutes outweighs his reduced impact.
I see that as a wasted interchange. Auuva is probably a better player than both of them but I wouldn't be putting him in the side.I reckon De Gois is a better player than O'Brien, and he deserves to be in the 17 ahead of him. Even if it's only playing the first 20 minutes.
Gutho is proving me wrong Glad to say that. The good thing about the performance tonight is that there still improvement left in this side.
Still have Edwards and Vave to come back in which will make us a formidable team.
How lucky are we to have Norman. Class!!
You're not making an extra interchange at all though. De Gois one stint, Kritchard one stint, O'Brien one stint.That one is but you're probably having to make an extra interchange with the other forward rotation.
Massive upside in our spine.
And relatively cheap, even Norman isn't on big coin for a half.