While the Test Match wasn’t the most entertaining game of footy I have seen here’s what I took from it.
Radradra Sin Bin
The Match Officials got the call exactly right. There was no way it was a penalty try, but it no doubt was a professional foul and deserved more than a penalty. It gave the Kiwis a chance to go on the attack, even though on the night they could not capitalize. I hope the decision sets the standard for the rest of the year.
Is Michael Morgan the best UTILITY player ever!
At 185cm and 92kg, you could arguably pick him in the run on side at Five Eight or Fullback. He is strong in the Centers and Wing and also makes a handy Lock/2nd Rower. The only position he cannot fill is Front Row!
Josh Dugan & Blake Ferguson
Although the game somewhat failed to excite, there is a good news story in amongst it. Wind the clock back 3 years to when the right edge duo of Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan almost ended their own careers with that infamous rooftop photo. It was great to see a major turning point in their careers and lives, lining up side by side in the Green and Gold.