3. Inu (Scored the try and just as importantly caught the short kick off, two match winning plays)
2. Maloney (Kept us in the game with his long kicking, scored a ripper of a try and just generally looked like he should play origin)
1. Manu Vatuvei. the beast ran well all night, didn't drop any bombs and just generally tried his guts out
HM Mateo/Matulino (both had great games, can't split them) Luck (Tried his guts out and just generally looked like he wanted to win)
I need to think about this but Manu deserves all the plaudits he receives as he was immense.
There was effort all across the park and it shouldn't be overlooked how well Brown did after a shaky start, was his best performance since the test match. I was going to make a cleary/inu comment but the game really spoke for itself and the issue should now be settled, hopefully. We played smart in the 2nd half in terms of making meters and kicking deep... finals football.
In a game like that I don't think I'd trade our backline for anything. When the tough gets going and we needed to work hard to get out of our end, all of our backline got in and did a magic job. Vatuvei was exceptional.
3 James Maloney - half breaks through the middle galore
2 Manu Vatuvei - exceptional at getting us on the front foot
1 Lewis Brown - the perfect follow up out of dummy half I thought off Vatuvei's bursts
I have a soft spot for forwards, but to me our backline played like an extra set of forwards tonight and were exceptional.