I can't believe I'm agreeing with @Nepia here but I also think McClutchie has been the best 10 in the comp. Fergus Burke has been okay but I feel McClutchie has guided HB to some important wins and he just looks to have matured into a quality general. I'd prefer the Canes sign him over Morgan, but Morgan is already signed for 2024 unfortunately.
@frugby I agree with most of your line-up but I would have Caleb Delany in there as one of the locks. He's arguably been Wellington's best this year and he was very impressive against the Magpies the other day winning three line-outs against the throw.
of all people, The Cheese actually made a very pertinent point about Sunday.
The Broncos were dealing with the Panthers' shape on Sunday, they had done their homework, knew what was coming, and were comfortable.
Then what happened?
The Panthers lost Luai and most importantly Yeo. Suddenly Cleary is at first receiver and Cogger is playing 6, and playing straight, and the Panthers offence changes, and the Broncos didn't know what to do about it.
I used to enjoy watching the woodchopping on TVNZ back in the 1980s, it would have been Jason's Dad then though that I remember watching. Once a year televised at the Royal Easter show, I think.
The sport's visibility a victim of the sad decline of TVNZ in the 1990s when they totally gave up on everything sport once Sky got the rugby. The Ashely Forest Rally Sprint would be similar thing, not something I'd want to watch every week, but once a year. The sorts of thing TVNZ should have kept going as a 'cultural heritage', but ..... that wasn't their remit.
@KiwiPie yep, that difference was stark. But then there’s a lot more pressure to get on with the game in football circles I guess. Seemed like it was done in a hurry. Can imagine how sick the VAR guy felt when he realised what happened