A lot is being said about our backs,but if you think back to some of the previous tournaments,our set piece lineout and scrum has always had a question mark next to it.
This years team apart from some early issues negating lineout drives in the main I thought were very solid,would love to see some stats in and around scrum and lineout,the first 3 x scrums including a tighthead set the tone in the final.
Still shaking my head how the South African no 8 Juarno Augustus,with the greatest respect having not seen many of the junior boks games won the player of the tournament.
Yep, I'm totally convinced that this 'player of the tournament' election results in the best player being elected. 🙄 Who on earth lets followers of a FB page decide? Should have asked a group of rugby experts (from various national backgrounds) instead. Now, it is just who comes from a country with the biggest population and only one nominee. Votes between the two English and between the two NZ nominees were always going to be split. And then probably the best player (Aumua) wasn't even nominated! Ah, well, it's that Cup and gold medals that count anyway.
I've never trusted them, especially since 2011 when Kaino didn't win the player of the year award because they favoured Dusatior on one game when his team lost.