Hi mate, no I'm not 100% sure. But I think generally people focus too much on attack with looking at this. I start with, who do I want defending in the front line, making 20-30 tackles a game, and who do I want cover defending making 5-10 tackles a game? For me its Manu in the front line - bigger body, slower. So defensively I'd have him at 6 and Walsh at 1. Offensively I don't think it matters as much. Walsh can play second receiver from 1 just as easy as 6, and Manu can be a running pivot just as easy at 6 as at 1.Just out of interest Fonzie, if the Warriors do manage to get Manu, are you feeling 100% sure Walsh will be fullback? I’ve been a bit concerned about us losing massive territory in the last fortnight due to Walsh’s kicks getting charged down and more so by last week how he was absolutely schooled by souths and Bennett. I know he might get kicks charged down in the halves too but I feel like the days of the Roger Tuivasa-Sheck try saver at the back are gone with Walsh’s defence at fullback, reminds me of early Shaun Johnson. He’s good now but took plenty of time to defend up to standard and Walsh’s frame doesn’t look like it’s got the capacity to be much bigger. Just my view and wondered what yours was.
Great points on cohesion amid constant turn over, and I particularly enjoyed your comments on action bias - I didn't know there was a name for this phenomenon but it is something which has long bugged me when I observe it (I'm talking generally here, not just related to the warriors).
Yea strength and conditioning seems a bit of a major concern for me. our first contact seems really soft and seems like we get manhandled a lot of the time.Fucken he'll Fonzie!
That's a hard sell bro......
I do agree cohesion and stability at the top does matter, that is far to many changes to coaching lineups. I do hope the club does everything in its power to help brownie turn this around.
He needs strong coaching staff around him (Wayne Smith anyone)? they also need to look into why our guys are getting injured so frequently and make some changes in that department I feel.
As for the world cup I agree, the warriors must come first.
Also if this is true about Joey Manu, what's going to happen with Chanel Harris-Tavita? If they could get Manu at fair value I'm all for it but overs I think will hurt us long term and I see him as a fullback with Walsh in the halves, yes Walsh is a liability on defense but he's cocky enough to take it on and he and Shaun could light it up.