MotM vs Barbarians



  • 3 votes as usual



  • I'll get in first. 🙂

    Naholo, Romano and Laumape.



  • Laulala an error-free game eh @SammyC



  • For some reason wikipedia had Laulala on the team sheet. Any votes for him will count for Tu'ungafasi.



  • @bovidae said in MotM vs Barbarians:

    Laulala an error-free game eh @SammyC

    Buried in the tight doing his job obviously 🙂



  • Surprised no one else has voted for Ardie yet. Made the most tackles , at least one crucial steal and carried strongly. Fifita is getting more praise when he did next to nothing in tight and blew a certain try.

    Naholo was an obvious choice while Romano and Laumape was a toss up.



  • I went for Romano, S Barrett and Naholo.
    Must add that Tamanivalu clearly deserved to be there more than the Bus.

    If there had been a poll for the Baabaas, I would have voted for Kwagga Smith, Mo'unga and Luatua.



  • @stargazer said in MotM vs Barbarians:

    I went for Romano, S Barrett and Naholo.
    Must add that Tamanivalu clearly deserved to be there more than the Bus.

    If there had been a poll for the Baabaas, I would have voted for Kwagga Smith, Mo'unga and Luatua.

    Went Romano (reckon he did enough to nise ahead of Barrett), Laumape and Naholo.

    But fir the Baabaas I'd have found a vote for Moli



  • @booboo

    Naholo, Romano, then TKB for AB's. I think AB's form changed heaps for the better after halfback switch. Kwagga Smith must have been MOM though!



  • @bovidae said in MotM vs Barbarians:

    I'll get in first. 🙂

    Naholo, Romano and Laumape.

    The only three starters who stuck their hands up.

    Honourable mention to Cane from the bench.



  • I thought Romano added what had been missing in Brisbane. Laumape was good and seemed pretty composed. Naholo stood out as looking for work. Staying in field to enable the offload to TJP was magic!

    BaaBaa's starting tight five were match for ABs. Kudos to Moli, who I thought was best of all the NZ THs on show.

    Some nice touches from Savea (A) and Fifita, but the Baabaa's starters were a much better balanced trio. Cane really settled things down when he arrived.

    TKB went close to my vote. His tactical decision making came just when we needed it and exposed the scratch nature of the oppo.



  • @pakman said in MotM vs Barbarians:

    TKB went close to my vote. His tactical decision making came just when we needed it and exposed the scratch nature of the oppo.

    Agreed. He would have been my 4th choice.

    For those criticising the decision to select TKB on this tour, would you have been confident if it was Pulu/Weber/Drummond coming on in the 2nd half?

    I'd be having TKB on the bench in Paris. It won't happen though.