I saw enough to be convinced that Walsh
's development at the cost of wins is worth it. If he misses tackles and we lose games I will not be crying about it.
It astounds me that we pulled off this move to get him here, Broncos fans will be spewing. Although to be fair, the Warriors will ear mark the million dollar price tag for his upgrade down the line so at least financially his future will be secure, and he is worth that sort of money.
The boys boot is what has me sold. Such a desperately needed quality in a Warriors star player.
More specifically tactical distance, he can boot it for miles and his bombs are massive, most halves or spine players in NZ have a crude short game, none have a long game.
developed a long boot after leaving the Warriors.
All the greats have a kicking game, all of the them, Johns, Lockyer Thurston Smith , Fittler Lewis, all could kick a ball.
It is more important than the running game, but he has one of those two.
Passing, stepping, wow.
I too am a little anxious that we do not break the new Ferrari. Just build him up.
We saw with Ponga how he burst onto the scene then has been getting smashed. That is a reality of the game.
The other concern I have is position swapping.
Something the Warriors do horribly, swap young spine players around till they do not know if they are Arthur of Mather.
Lastly I worry that we need to buy a decent organising half, sure Walsh
could do it....but he would be somewhat wasted imo as the halfback when he has that step and speed that suits the second receiver roll.
Just because Walsh
could be a better organiser than Kodi
or Chanel Harris-Tavita
it is not reason enough to use him as such.
I do not see Kodi
nor Chanel Harris-Tavita
as organizing halves, I do not believe Chanel Harris-Tavita
will learn to organize a game at the Warriors.
I think we need to buy in someone else in preparation for Walsh
to go to the back and be a ball playing extra man into the line with Chanel Harris-Tavita
as a running six.
In the meantime, I am not unhappy to see Walsh
play halfback, as an attacking player he is a better number 1 number 6 and number 7 than what we have.
Good problem to have.