What has his attempt to keep the ball in play got to do with his defence?
You know when you have the ball in your hands you are in attack?
when to attack when to defend?....he could have run the ball into touch,that would have been the clever thing to do....instead he threw it back into play with no australian near him and 2 kiwis chasing him....unsurprisingly a kiwi picked it up to score.....shocking DEFENCE by the worlds best fullback
Burgess beat him, isn't he allowed to be stepped or make a mistake?
one on one with a lumbering 110kg forward and he could'nt lay a finger on him.....shocking defence by the worlds best fullback
noticed you did'nt bring up his ninja sliding tackles..maybe thats cos he's always a yard behind play when it comes to defending??
Australia have attacking players throughout their back line any one from Half back to Fullback is capable of scoring from nearly anywhere on the field, I doubt Slater is picked just for his attack, its his complete game.
Slaters defence is equal to Haynes or Stewarts or Hunts and all are better than any Fullback England has fielded in recent years.
yes they are,you won't find argument with me about that...my point is the likes of hayne,slater,stewarts and Khunt* are'nt picked for their defensive abilities..that is'nt the first thing that crosses the minds of the selectors or the fans...its all attack,attack,attack..
where as here in england the first thing people thinks is "yeah but what about his defence".....
*the Khunt was actually a very good defender..probably the best allround attack and defending FB of the 4 mentioned