I actually agree with afgtenk here. In a generally slow back 5 we'd be getting more points out of a quicker player in this style of game.gangrenous wrote: ↑March 27, 2021, 6:10 pmYou get so tied up in one idea you can’t think about anything else.afgtnk wrote:He bombed two tries today actually. If you have a winger that can't run away to score from a huge head start, then I don't really see much point to them. We can talk about all the ways a winger's game has changed and the other attributes they bring, but if you aren't finishing, you aren't doing your job.
Agree that right wing will probably get a bit more out of him, but our backline is still dragging the chain too much in certain areas. If he still had decent speed in him he wouldn't have had to worry about which hand to go with - he would've got there regardless.
Rapana was generally superb today, and set up two very good tries. The team should have been able to capitalise off the back of his 80m break too.
We made six to one line breaks vs the Sharks and ended up with the same amount of tries. It is a genuine issue. It's not even long range tried we are talking here- it's the same bread and butter try he's missed 4 times from late last season until now and stiffed it every time. It's cost us more than 1 game.
Btw if his break was 80 he would have scored, he ran 20-30 even with the head start and others having to turn and got rounded up without ever looking like getting away. As I said I was all optimism after the trial but it was pretty dire speed-wise.