MotM vs Argentina I



  • 3 options as usual.



  • Moody
    Read

    ... and ... ummm ... nobody else stood out ...

    Oh fuck it, I'll give it to Fifita 🙂



  • I went Moody, Fifita and Perenara.



  • @hydro11 Yes, my picks as well.



  • @Stargazer and me. Read went very quiet for a bit in the middle of the match, otherwise it may have been all forward votes.



  • Moody, Fifita, and Sopoaga for me ... Sopoaga came on and steadied the ship for us in a way the guy previously in his position wasn't doing (ducks for cover ;)).



  • @Nepia said in MotM vs Argentina I:

    Moody, Fifita, and Sopoaga for me ... Sopoaga came on and steadied the ship for us in a way the guy previously in his position wasn't doing (ducks for cover ;)).

    Moody, Fifita and Perenara but I agree entirely about Sopoaga.

    I would drop McKenzie who is still a headless chicken a lot of the time and let's not talk about under the high ball, and stick Lima at 10 and Beauden at 15.

    Also, SBW has been pure gash this season in black. Let's try Crotty and Laumape please.



  • Cane and Sopoanga for the game changing impact and Fifita for some moments of awesome on debut.



  • Is it just me or has Lima added a few pounds on lean muscle to his upper arms this season? Looks solid!



  • I went for Moody, Fifita and Perenara. The latter had his best game for the All Blacks IMO. He did not put a foot wrong.
    Moody's injury will test NZ's depth at LHP. Crockett and Hames will be OK but who is next in line ? Graham or Manu ?
    I was one of those who did not understand why Hansen kept on selecting Fifita. He was just incredible against the Pumas but I can't remember another such display from him, even in the Mitre 10 Cup, hence my doubts about him. He had been outmuscled by the Lions forwards during the SR semi-final in Johannesburg which made me think that he was not up to the international standard. He has proved me wrong but I won't start him against the Boks, Squire being more suited to the forward battle which is going to determine the issue of the game.



  • @cgrant said in MotM vs Argentina I:

    I went for Moody, Fifita and Perenara. The latter had his best game for the All Blacks IMO. He did not put a foot wrong.
    Moody's injury will test NZ's depth at LHP. Crockett and Hames will be OK but who is next in line ? Graham or Manu ?
    I was one of those who did not understand why Hansen kept on selecting Fifita. He was just incredible against the Pumas but I can't remember another such display from him, even in the Mitre 10 Cup, hence my doubts about him. He had been outmuscled by the Lions forwards during the SR semi-final in Johannesburg which made me think that he was not up to the international standard. He has proved me wrong but I won't start him against the Boks, Squire being more suited to the forward battle which is going to determine the issue of the game.

    Don't underestimate that Fifita has been on a body change program to add bulk then keep explosiveness. I imagine it is difficult to be playing at peak while instigating those changes.
    I hardly noticed TJP which is probably a big plus.



  • The results after 7 tests are:

    Retallick 153
    Cane 113
    Read 88
    A.Smith 69
    Moody 68
    R. Ioane 61
    Fifita 47
    B. Barrett 46
    Crotty 43
    Whitelock 42

    MotM awards have been split with one each to Retallick, Cane, R.Ioane, Fifita, Crotty, ALB and Jordie Barrett.

    Only Retallick and Beauden Barrett have picked up votes in every test.



  • @hydro11 said in MotM vs Argentina I:

    Only Retallick and Beauden Barrett have picked up votes in every test.

    Surely that 1 vote for BB in the last test was a mistake?



  • Where's the love for Whitelock? This has ruined my Friday. Possibly because I overlooked voting for him on a number of occasions.



  • @Bones said in MotM vs Argentina I:

    Where's the love for Whitelock? This has ruined my Friday. Possibly because I overlooked voting for him on a number of occasions.

    Rule number one is always vote for BBBR.
    Voting for two locks only encourages tall people.



  • @hydro11 Should calculate average number of votes per games played, if you want to compare players.



  • @Stargazer said in MotM vs Argentina I:

    @hydro11 Should calculate average number of votes per games played, if you want to compare players.

    Number of votes per centimetre would even things up a bit too.



  • @Stargazer said in MotM vs Argentina I:

    @hydro11 Should calculate average number of votes per games played, if you want to compare players.

    Fifita, Jordie and Crotty win that one easily but it doesn't mean much because they have been injured or just not good enough to be selected.