I’m really pleased to see him there, he jumped out at Mitre 10 level so I hope he can step up and perform as he meets the needs of a tough six and line out option.
I first saw Finau playing for St Peters at 1st XV level. The thing is he played mostly at lock at school and for the NZ U20s but is better suited to 6 when there are 2 m locks available.
My biggest concern is that both of our locks are also really lock/sixes too, so we should be mobile but are also a bit undersized. I hope the set piece stands up...
It will be interesting. Vaa'i is the same height as Tuipulotu so not small. Brown might play 6 when he is subbed on, so the lineout wouldn't suffer.