MotM vs Tonga






  • Savea, Bender and Perenara for me.



  • I have no idea how to pick a MotM for this game.



  • Savea, Perenara, Crotty



  • ALB, Savea, TJP



  • Ardie Savea has been the best rugby player in NZ this year, his 80 minn efforts are amazing.



  • Picked the back 3, mostly cause it's not often that's possible. 54% possession at half time, how many to nil?



  • Savea, BFA, TJP



  • Loved Patty T’s work today, put in some massive hits in the first half and his offload to Read was pure sex.

    Great to see BFA running freely and making great decisions at 15, he’s all class at the back and would be my starting fullback for the big games.

    And Ardie is the best loose forward in the world right now. I say that without watching much NH games but would be surprised if anyone is matching his consistently outstanding 80 minute performances. He’s dominating every facet of the game right now, what a player.



  • @No-Quarter more metres, clean breaks, defenders beaten than all the rest of the forwards togther - really only beaten in attack stats by the two wingers. Most tackles for the team with 0 misses. 2 or 3, stats don't say, great turn overs. Pretty much the same vs Oz.



  • @No-Quarter said in MotM vs Tonga:

    Loved Patty T’s work today, put in some massive hits in the first half and his offload to Read was pure sex.

    Great to see BFA running freely and making great decisions at 15, he’s all class at the back and would be my starting fullback for the big games.

    And Ardie is the best loose forward in the world right now. I say that without watching much NH games but would be surprised if anyone is matching his consistently outstanding 80 minute performances. He’s dominating every facet of the game right now, what a player.

    Agree, agree, agree.

    Todd got ragdolled a few times in the first 15 minutes, not sure he'll make the bench for the Boks. Could be Jacobson to come on and smash some big springboks around.



  • 3, 2, 1 goes to:
    Ardie - just immense today. What an engine.
    ALB - his impact and distribution in the midfield made a big difference.
    Pat T - picked up from where he left off in Bledisloe II. Big work rate and great impact in defence.



  • Savea, TJP & Bridge



  • What I liked about this game was the number of low error players, man that makes a difference. Also gotta say that beaudens kicking from hand today was absolutely fucking horrible - but i'm assuming that was deliberate, that we didn't care about giving the ball back in shit positions, just wanted to keep playing and test the defence etc.
    Couple of very nice short kicks by josh ioane too - cross kick and grubber. Very green still, but good to see some nice touches.
    Jacobsen was a bit anonymous for all the hype, he'll get there in time I guess . Party tuipolotou backed up pretty well.



  • @antipodean said in MotM vs Tonga:

    3, 2, 1 goes to:
    Ardie - just immense today. What an engine.
    ALB - his impact and distribution in the midfield made a big difference.
    Pat T - picked up from where he left off in Bledisloe II. Big work rate and great impact in defence.

    I’ve got those same 3



  • @reprobate said in MotM vs Tonga:

    What I liked about this game was the number of low error players, man that makes a difference. Also gotta say that beaudens kicking from hand today was absolutely fucking horrible - but i'm assuming that was deliberate, that we didn't care about giving the ball back in shit positions, just wanted to keep playing and test the defence etc.
    Couple of very nice short kicks by josh ioane too - cross kick and grubber. Very green still, but good to see some nice touches.
    Jacobsen was a bit anonymous for all the hype, he'll get there in time I guess . Party tuipolotou backed up pretty well.

    Good point on beaudy, worst back out there. Richie for ten, beaudy 15 is looking right



  • TJP, Savea, Laulala



  • @reprobate said in MotM vs Tonga:

    What I liked about this game was the number of low error players, man that makes a difference. Also gotta say that beaudens kicking from hand today was absolutely fucking horrible - but i'm assuming that was deliberate, that we didn't care about giving the ball back in shit positions, just wanted to keep playing and test the defence etc.
    Couple of very nice short kicks by josh ioane too - cross kick and grubber. Very green still, but good to see some nice touches.
    Jacobsen was a bit anonymous for all the hype, he'll get there in time I guess . Party tuipolotou backed up pretty well.

    Got to say I absolutely love Party Tuipulotu as his new name to celebrate being reborn and full of life.



  • I’m really impressed with his work and attitude now. We always knew he could do it but something has just clicked for him.
    What’s awesome is he is just the type of player we were missing and he is coming good at just the right time.



  • Read
    Ardie
    Crotty.

    Really wanted to add votes for:
    TJ
    ALB
    Bridge
    BFA

    What annoys me about the above is the lack of forwards. Not a lack by any of them, probably more the "obviousness" of the Flash Harrys who couldn't look flash without the fatties doing their thing. I'm annoyed at myself.


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