Yeah, I just looked up Elgey's size and he's smaller than Ata lol... eyes playing tricks on me. He just doesn't seem to have that thickness which seems to be the norm for halves these days. Cleary and Elgey both appear more solid than him, but he probably has more filling out to do.
Those measurements dont really show that thickness I'm talking about. I mean, I'm slightly taller than Shaun Johnson and only a few kg's lighter but I'm still a twig compared to him.
Hodkinson for example is only slightly shorter than Ata and weighs less but appears much wider/thicker. Same with Cleary. Same height and almost same weight, yet Cleary looks a lot wider. Imo Ata looks like a union first five type of build.
Wiki says Paul Gallen is 180 cm too. They must measure the guys with their sprigs on or something. I remember one All Black Captain, who was listed as 180, feck me dead I am only 175 (and that was properly measured by a doctor) and I towered over the bastard.
Ha that is a classic. Remember having to sing that one all through primary school!! But Ken did actually pronounce Lolohea correctly if you listen closely. Anyways sorry feel like I'm flogging a dead horse (the Tongan side of me finds that funny) Will let it go now.
One thing I really liked about us in attack was seeing how direct and deep into the line Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Shaun were taking the ball. You play that direct, with the speed and agility that our players have, and you basically can't stop that.