Tui has the luxury of being unheralded. He was named as a rookie winger and shifted a few hours before the game. No gameplan could foresee his success at the back. 3 or 4 more games and his impact lessens because teams make preparations for him.
It is too early to change the team dynamic so drastically for 40 good minutes in round 1.
Nope. Sorry not buying the "unheralded" line. Tui ran back and bent the line. Tui stepped and shuffled and created space. You can not prepare for impact at the line. He is our future fullback. When Sam leaves, or, is injured. We don't have halves that are super ball players. Shaun is a stepping machine. Who can lay on a sweet pass. But is not a real ball player. Tomkins is. We need him. Simple as that. If Chad could really ball play. Different story. But Tomkins is needed.