@stargazer I think we measure height slightly different down here in Wellington
@pukunui Shirley it's not just those two. Jordie over George, Skudder over Havili, TJ over Hall, Laumape over Bateman, Fiftia over Samu. It's bullshit. When will the All Black coaches wake up and pick an all Crusaders team again. I guess the real slap in the face was picking JTA over that reserve prop from Sydneyham.
Would be interesting to see the stats for three of the years with neutral refs.
I'd think Saffas rely more on being more physically dominant and forcing penalties while also being less inclined to "take the advantage" while under penalty advantage.
Still the raw stats don't look great.