Congratulations Scott on this master class in 3D. This gives all of us who read and write for The Roar a terrific insight into the complexities and simplicities of modern rugby. You get a better appreciation of the skills and the composure of players in pulling off these moves in the heat of the play.
I liked your point, too, about watching from behind to see how the alignments are and how plays unfold. Earle Kirton, a great All Blacks number 10 and later a successful selector always stood near the goal posts in trial matches to assess what was happening. Fred Allen did the same. And I think Bob Dwyer used the method from time to time.
Of course, Ewen McKenzie was a prop, part of the best front row unit the Wallabies have fielded: Tony Daley, Phil Kearns and Ewen McKenzie.
I apologise to The Roar readers for the mistake. I was so keen to get the 'orchestra stalls' phrase in that I forget to link up the part of McKenzie with him being a prop.
Hi apelu, I'd love to get a post or a comment at The Roar on the atmosphere at the ground for the Blues - Sharks at Albany. The Auckland Blues are in a private ownership mode and I'm interested in how they are presenting the matches to the Auckland public. Enjoy the game and good luck for a good result, even if it will compromise the success of my tipping choices.