NZ Super Team of the Week
Yalden's Team of the Week
1 - DLB
2 - Riccitelli/Taylor
3 - Ofa T
4 - Tuipulotu
5 - Fifita
6 - Squire/Shields
7 - Ardie
8 - Akira (Yalden's Forward of the Week)
9 - Aaron Smith
10 - Beauden
11 - Ben Lam
12 - Laumape (Yalden's Back of the week)
13 - Goodhue (he acknowledges Goodhue played most of the game at 12).
14 - Savea
15 - Collins
Laumape is very, very effective at what he does. A young Nonu but with better discipline. I agree though, A Smith was more influential - he's hit the ground running this year which bodes well.
Also surprised @Tim gave that an upvote despite both Savea's being named...
Bovidaereplied to antipodean on last edited by
I don't particularly rate Parsons as an AB hooker but he's fine at Super level. And IMO he played better than Riccitelli or Taylor last weekend.
I would also say that your criticism is equally valid for Riccitelli.