Everyone agrees that the Wallabies showed an impressive level of grit against South Africa last Saturday. So is the team now set, or are there improvements on selection to be made?
1) I’m gobsmacked Staniforth wasn’t on the bench for the test in Cape Town. Is he injured? He can cover anything from 11 to 14 and gives us the option of having Giteau at 10. I believe we should actually be giving this set up the odd run-out to a) see how off the pace Larkham is and b) get ready for Larkham’s injury. Ashley-Cooper simply doesn’t give the same options.
2) Chisholm vs Hoiles as first replacement 6. Wrong choice. Keep Chisholm on the bench ’till the end to cover whole back row and second row. Hoiles could have really made a difference on Sat, Chisholm is just tall timber.
Otherwise what we’ve got is what we’ve got. Let’s build on from last Saturday, rather than throw the baby out out with the bathwater.