Well, we’re underway. Six tries to one is fine by me, as our back three looked potent enough, but even Ted only gave this one 5 out of 10. Now he was a Headmaster, so he knows that is not great ... kind of a “See me after class, boy” in his world.
Lots to work on, though Kahui and Dagg looked great, and SBW stepped up with some tasty offloads. Forwards seemed to go okay, but man did we go off the boil in the second half. I don’t know what to make of teh game really, I do not think Tonga played one of their best games yet they were drilling us in our own 22 for a while.
Really think that game has not answered any questions for the selectors, its clarified nothing. Though Toeava may get the drop, he was the worst of the backs. Nod to Colin Slade as well, his cool thinking, and use of a timed pass put Nonu in for his try when it looked to have gone begging.
One down. Six to go. But they are bigger games to come.
Big nod to Ruckingoodstats.com for his live data collection and analysis.