I hope for Aussie's sake this is the end of his international career. he has had enough chances and I have never seen him play like he does at super 15 level.
Better performance from the Aussies tonight, but seriously, is there a worse goal kicker going around than that guy Hook.
He's supposedly rated quite highly as a goal kicker as well.
Overall Wales didn't look very penetrative. If you can stop Roberts then you stop Wales it seems.
Wales' try was due to an obvious forward pass. Wales were flattered by the score line.
Constant handling errors - of which Roberts was guilty as well.
And as Gatland pointed out slow ball back from the breakdown.
Also Barnes is consistent. Cooper is like a box of chocolates.
I have come to the conclusion that he needs to reign it in at this level and just do the simple things well. There was a great interview with Benji Marshall a couple of years ago - he said I have realised that I need to play percentages and not try to make a play happen every play. And he has gone great guns ever since. I realise this is a leaague example but he is a similar talent and in a similar position.
Last edited by Hurricane; 21-10-2011 at 06:43 PM.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
I have highlighted the part I wish to comment on. He looked like the greatest 10 to ever play during the super 15. And I feel you are taking his super 15 talent into account when judging his play for Australia. You figure if persevered with he will find his feet at this level.
Is this what you think?
Yep - Let's the write the guy off at 23 and plug for a guy who hasn't played all season and shown little at international level.
Genia-Cooper is the Aussie halves pairing for the next 8 years, unless Quade goes to League.
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