He also won a hard ball on the back flank knowing he was to get tackled. He gathered cleanly, got his arms above the tackle and handballed in front and the bounce took the ball out. If he’d handballed side ways to the boundary he would have got pinged. Thought it showed real game sense and a clean pair of hands that colyer would kill for.
He also straight up schooled Levi in two one on one marking contests that he had no right to split let alone win and took a ripping contested intercept mark himself
This guy’s greatest feature is his ability to work on his weaknesses. Last week he had 3 poor marking contests; not spoiling JJ, free to bont, and one where he flew one handed. Corrected those errors this week.
I still think we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg with this guy. He is still making a lot of good runs which his teammates aren’t honouring. Even that tap over the head in the last quarter, he caught up to Zaha who could have drawn the man and played Conor in for goal (it worked out ok though).
Can’t wait to see him get another full pre season of match SIM under his belt. Not because he’ll improve but because his teammates will learn his game better as a recognised senior player. Remember, he didn’t start the year as an automatic selection and only played in one preseason game. Jackson Merrett and Stanton played as back flanks.
Laughable then imo, ridiculous now.