Aitken is right up there in terms of being one of the better centres in the NRL. His passing needs work but he can penetrate a defence and is one of those players you want in your team in a tough game.
I envisage Momorovski being in a tough battle against Smith, Talau and Cini for future NRL selection. The latter three have both size and pace and Momorovski requires a really fast winger outside of him to complement his skills. We don’t have one like JAC now.
Smith is a talent as are Bradley, Talau, Cini and Madden, Dillon also has the potential if he works hard enough. Seyfarth hit hard in defence yesterday and it seems the higher the standard the better he performs. With his size, mobility and work rate, I’m sure Maguire will work him hard. McIntyre also looks a good prospect.
Smith and Gamble are both good backline talents. Bradley had a great game on the wing and I liked the way he ran the ball up with purpose. I also liked the contributions of the development players McIntyre, Talau and Seyfarth. Seyfarth has some work to do on his running of the ball which he will learn but his workrate in defence and first up contact is first rate.
I believe Israel will be glad to leave Australian Rugby and he will have no difficulty getting a start elsewhere. Note his message was liked by a few other Wallaby players so you can imagine the harmony in the dressing room with Pocock in the mix. If the ARU believe he is the only player with that view then they have their collective heads in the sand.