I may be in the minority, but I haven't been that impressed by Curran
in the back end of last year, and start to this year. I just think he has been a bit meh. I think he initially played better in the middle than on the edge, but he won't get in there now with Tohu Harris
and Walker. On the edge, he just couldn't connect with Shaun Johnson
- don't know whether that is personal (some mail suggests it was a bit last year) or their styles just don't click - but Niukore and Shaun Johnson
linked straight away. Off the bench, I just don't know if Curran
adds impact value (a bit like Sironen
)... however, Curran
doesn't deserve a starting spot over Ford. In my opinion, Curran
has to reinvent himself as a strong second rower and push Ford out of a starting spot sooner rather than later otherwise he is at risk of falling out of the 17.
Good to hear re Berry
!! He seems like a good kid with talent, but has had a rough start in an average team. Let's hope he gets a shot under Webby and kills it! Those centre spots are still verrrryyy much wide open.