Dunbar Posted August 15, 2022 Share Posted August 15, 2022 8 minutes ago, UTK said: Young has been head and shoulders above most on that list this year despite playing in a much worse team than all of them, certainly Martin, Kaufusi (elected for Tonga anyway), Arrow and probably Capewell, Matterson also isn't an edge anymore. Nonetheless I don't think any of the big nations will be scared of Australia's forward pack, defections have hurt our depth and other nations have the best forwards in the game at the moment. The spine is really the only place I would say Australia remains the strongest. I think this is a very fair assessment. Tedesco and Mitchell as full backs (with Mitchell in the run on side in the centre), Munster, Cleary and Cherry-Evans as the halves and Hunt (as a half back up) and Grant at 9. Then Yeo and Murray as options for 13. This is the strongest spine options for the World Cup, no doubt. But when you look at the front row rotation and then edge forwards and centre they come back to the pack a bit. Should be great to see this world cup unfold. 2 "The history of the world is the history of the triumph of the heartless over the mindless." — Sir Humphrey Appleby. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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