Maybe, but creating a thread in suggestion its Asi vs Chanel Harris-Tavita
who for the first time has an actual real fair dinkum quality experienced half to learn from his absurd.
But I also think Chanel Harris-Tavita
has grown immeasurably as a classic 6. He has the game management skills of a 7, so if he can get his 5/8th skills just a little further with the LBA's, TA's and line breaks then he will be an amazing half capable of anything long term. But more importantly it will take time in combination with a high quality half like Shaun Johnson
, which given Tohu Harris
was his first half role moral, hes come a long way (being stuck alongside Kodi
no wonder he hasnt stunned anyone). Add to that hes probably our best defensive player in the whole team or close to it.
I think its a bit churlish getting down on the Chanel Harris-Tavita
and suggesting a guy after 1 game should replace him. Especially given Chanel Harris-Tavita
is still very young him self and showing so much improvement. It is no surprise he has found his form as a 6 (just as good as Asi in most games) after the rubbish he has gone through to finally be in a quality squad with a quality half to give him guidance along with Stacy. I think given that, he will keep improving, and when hes done, or more to the point Shaun Johnson
is done, Chanel Harris-Tavita
will move to 7 and the club will be all the better for that knowledge pathway, another thing we have done poorly in the past. (like a cricket team that doesnt take on new blood and suddenly all retire at the same time, no succession planning). But Im not sure next year if either Asi or Chanel Harris-Tavita
will play 6 yet.
So again, the question should have been where will Asi, Volkman, Metcalf fit into the existing spine and OBs and are they just reserves or will they play in other positions (which is my expectation), but can move to half when players are injured etc. Not some click bait thread Asi vs Chanel Harris-Tavita
which is just so laughable as many have already said.
FB, Volkman 6, Shaun Johnson
7, Chanel Harris-Tavita
/Asi Centres, Metcalf wing.
That would be an insanely potent level of X factor and pace across the back line, something of which we have lacked since day 1 as a club.