7. Openside Flanker 2016 - POLL

  • Surname First Name Country Pros Cons
    POCOCK David AUS Nominated by Paul Cully in SMH Hooper is better; no credibility as an option for best 7; no Australian would be selected based on whole year's form
    OBRIEN Sean IRE pretty impressive
    HASKELL James IRE Nominated in World XV thread - no reason given; brutally outstanding v Aus on tour; lots of massive tackles playing 7 but like a 6
    HOOPER Michael (AUS) Better than Pocock; Energizer Bunny ("Oi!"); non-stop tackling machine; link man; line breaker "no Australian would be selected based on whole year's form"; weird eyes
    TODD Matt NZL Deserves nomination; outstanding in Canes' absesnce; showed up the 6'2" Savea unlikley
    CANE Samuel NZL best going when fit; tackle machine (led count in most tests); pest at breakdown; Fox Comms appointed him the new McCaw after Sydney injuries
    Van der FLIER Josh IRE "better"; delivered in SA and Nov

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