For me it’s all about the forwards. Two high quality props along with at least one explosive backrower help lay the platform for the backs to do their thing. I’d add a workhorse defensive 80 minute backrower to balance the pack a little.
You can get by with above average halves when we have the forwards getting on top and controlling the game.
A fast game breaker or two in the backs helps but where they are positioned in the backline isn’t as important as the impact the can have when they have the ball.
We need to start looking at signing this kid up for longer. He has shown that he has class and that he can bounce back from adversity. Just look at the Newcastle and Canterbury games and how he has moved forward in a short space of time. He may not turn out to be a superstar but he is the type of player you want around the club.
@Newtown the rule is actually the team in the attacking half of the field. If the ball hit the trainer on the Canberra attacking side of half way they would have got the ball. It was bad luck but the right call. The rule probably should be reconsidered as it is mainly written for if the ball hits the ref.