Game was worth watching just for Matai taking Slater's head off... how long have I been waiting for that?
I thought the forwards were good, no surprises there. They all seemed pretty fired up.
Heremaia wasn't bad, he didn't look out of place. But I think Glenn would have been a better choice on the bench. It wasn't exactly Luke's best night either, he made some poor decisions and some silly errors, as he's prone to doing, all without offering anything amazing on attack. At least his defense was solid.
Sau really wasn't the best choice to mark Inglis. He did make some pretty awesome runs, and the team as a whole did manage to contain Inglis, but Sau was definitely the worst on the park defensively. Dare I say, Ropati would have been a better choice.
Hohaia made his usual 2-3 mistakes... proving that he's not a true fullback, but hey he can only learn with experience.
I thought the halves were solid, Foran had some nice kicking touches, I'd like to see the Kiwis stick with this combo. With a few more games, Foran will be confident and take control of the game more... Benji on the other hand needs to walk his talk, the reason he gets selected is because of his outrageous style at the Tigers, would it hurt to try something once in a while?