Also spent alot of time out of position on the edge, where he was really good defensively for a 32 year old, not going to get much out of him on attack there obviously, but consider they had to station him and Papali'i there because Mannering was getting hoffman'ed at times.
Apart from an avoidable late shot here and there, his discipline was pretty good, penalties / minutes played he was behind Luke, Tevaga
, Papali'i, Paasi
, Gavet, Pulu
and Mannering, all the regular forwards bar Afoa
. So remember that next time someone brings him up as a liability grub.
He stays in good condition, so the final year of the contract might be grim, but expect another good year from him next time out.
Possibly just biased towards players who look like they have passion to be out there, too many years of watching Ben looking like he was ready for a nap. Even if his running metres will always look terrible.