Others who critise Manu and Ken for not being Wingers, making mistakes etc ... Their average running meters per game show an off-set contribution for those errors. Same was true of Konnie and we all know what Shaun Johnson
can do when he hits the make magic button.
Sure the errors are frustrating, but they are amplified when they are made by average players who just needed to catch them to score tries.
They are amplified when the players who make them have very little else to contribute to the team to "get that error back"
The likes of Alwood, Ashyford, JW ... When they F-Up do you look at there stats at the end of the game/season and see if they got those errors back:
Ave run meters
Line break assists
Dominant collision with quick PTB
Meters after contact
Big hits causing handling error(s)
Tough carries out of red zone producing 8+ meters
Moments of game changing Individual Brilliance
... Or 1,000,000 tackles per game
Manu, Ken, Konnie, Shaun, Mannering all pass in terms of adding off-set value for errors made...
Now... Who here would be bold enough to suggest that the Australian backline contingent of Wright, Alwood and Asyhford poll well in regards to making up for their errors as per the above KPI's.
And trust me, as an ex player who never achieved anything of significance... It was never the good players who you were filthy with when they made an error ... Cause you knew they'd go to the next level to get it back ... They had the ability to repay it easily ... A lot of Cappy's no talent time "sympathy selections" do not have the ability to be anything more than decidedly average on their best day, let alone make up for their errors ... If you lack any real talent, you MUST be bulletproof everywhere else.
Those guys are not, so like Cappy, they should be axed.
But so far it's only been Konnie ... And no matter hiw awesome his couple of 1st grade appearances have been this year - we haven't seen any more of Bunty Afoa
while our season was live.
It's examples such as these, and bench use, team selections, positional inconsistencies etc ... Driving your best talent out of the club, then not getting the rest of the roster to perform on the field, 2nd worst D in the league etc.
This isn't a 9-5pm job for $15.75 an hour guys where all you have to do is turn up on time and do your best.
This is high salary, international professional sporting stage, and it's a results driven gig...
CAPPY's results speak for themselves, in all the wrong ways !!!