In case anyone is interested, here is the text of Walrus’s column:
Actually, I've read worse previews from local scribes.
Their try scoring always seems to drop off dramatically. Maybe other teams start working them out and the space appears elsewhere.
SWANSON v MOICANO
Moicano too long for Swanson and makes quick work for the submission finish
I watched the main card and really enjoyed it. Had a bit of everything. The Johnson v Cejudo was a bit of a masterclass, technically while I was just on the edge of my seat for the entire Dillashaw v Garbrandt fight because it just seemed like anything could happen. All the main undercard fights had something unique to offer too.
One note on the Swanson v Moicano fight... I don't think I've ever seen that sort of impact from a jab before?
Holy shit see old mate win that fight from his back with the hammer fists? Brutal
Justifies all those fights i tried to win laying on my back...
Wow! Who was that?
Niko Price. Great finish.
Trapped the head in the crook of his ankle, foot, calf then slammed him.
I guess you can't blame the ref because no one was expecting it, but I think the guy was knocked out after the first hammer fist, so copped quite a few extra.
Apart from his goal kicking, MMac just isn't up to this level. Personally, I think the Chiefs would have got the home quarter final with pretty much any other Super Rugby first five. He seemed to be at the heart of every time Chiefs lost momentum, and not particularly involved in the times they scored (could be wrong about the second point though).
That first knockdown was something else. Even after watching it a few times I’m strughling to process it. His counter landed almost as soon as the other guy even thought about the overhand right.
Totally agree. I listened to an interview with Hooker after and he said the guy must have been dehydrated from the weight cut because those shots shouldn't have been knocking him down.