He’s been a victim of horrendous coaching neglect. When he broke through he looked like the real deal at fullback but Chester has always seen him as a fill in and as the ‘easy drop’ when we lose, even if he has done nothing wrong. He’s tried to reinvent himself as a halfback, a position he played quite a bit as a junior, and has done well when given the chance. But once again Chester will leave him out for pretty much anyone else if available. Today it was probably either him or Hampshire on the wing due to lack of numbers but next week with Kay and possibly Jones-Bishop back he’ll be back kicking his heels.
It’s a similar story with Batchelor and Crowther, always Chesters scapegoats. We tend to like to go and sign other teams average players than play our own, see Atkins, Navarette, Tangata etc . I guess they need less Development coaching which when thats something you are very limited at it helps mask your failings to many.