I agree with all those points, point 3 I have no idea what was going on positions wise. He was definitely hanging around the ruck in attack and the wing in defence. Lomax seemed to be either at halfback or backrow and no idea what Dufty was doing. Either way they are realising Ramsey is a weapon that needs unleashing. I would be very interested to see Dufty as a running 5/8 certainly less outside the box than JDB at 7. My issues are twofold, firstly I’m not sure Hunt or Norman have a good enough kicking game to accomodate Dufty’s possible lack of one and secondly Sullivan may do but Dufty and Sullivan are a small halves pairing. I have no issues with Dufty’s defence at 5/8 though, I believe he can tackle, it’s different tackling in tight than blokes coming full pace in the open like at fullback.A few positives out of that performance..
1. That well and truly sealed the deal on Hunt for mine. I’ve always liked him but he had an opportunity today to show something and despite being behind an insipid forward display which didn’t help his cause, he consistently chose the wrong decision. Even the minuscule amount of pressure to perform and show what you’re capable of and he blew it. That stat of 7 starts for 0 wins says it all. Time to invest in the future, either blood Sullivan or recruit a Maloney type to mentors the young halves coming through.
2. Fegai has it, he just has it. Was made to look silly by that ponga ball but what centre hasn’t in the past two years? Quality contact in defence and moves nicely in attack, I can’t wait to see more of both him and his brother.
3. Call me crazy, but I’m almost positive Ramsey was playing fullback in attack with Dufty in the halves when Hunt came off. Could have sworn I saw him looming around the ruck in the few opportunities we had. That made my day, knowing he will almost certainly be playing there full time next year. And Hooks comment of a fullback being judged on trys saved is the writing on the wall.