Shaun isn't the greatest on the back foot but we've seen what he can do with insane go forward e.g Kiwis 2014.
Unfortunately he isn't going to get that go forward from this team. So what does he revert too when there isn't much go forward? Bomb, cluttered play trying to create things when the forwards haven't generated anything.
Is it the forwards to blame or do we need a half who can stayed structured despite the lack of go forward?
Shaun is a 6 who does have 7 attributes but only when the go forward is good to allow him time to work.
His best work was when he was a 6, when he had a dominant 7 like Maloney, Benji, Foran or at least another 6 who could take the majority of the responsibility.
The million dollar question is can metcalf or Te Maire Martin
fill the void and by doing so open up shauns game?
That is yet to be seen.
Despite Shauns lack of attacking the line I still feel he has alot to offer but isn't getting the quality on the edges of a nikora type with great lines hence his frustration with curran
We can see the team is going one way we just need shaun to kind of tack the same way too suit the style this team needs.