My comment above is similar to Firstxvs so I'm going to reply as well...
With so many monkeys like myself posting so many opinions, there will always be a percentage of those who on Monday mornings can gloatingly say "I told you so".
I'm also fully aware that the professional coach of a sporting team knows better than the simplistic observations of monkeys like myself.
But the point here is that when there are SO many people saying "why is it so?" including ex-players and others more qualified than a monkey like me, it leaves me scratching my head... a lot like a monkey. :)
Sad but I also say thank god. Or whatever the equivalent is for a non-religous person like myself.
Nothing left to prove to anyone else (and hopefully also himself) that he is clearly a champion bloke who will make a success of whatever he turns his hand to. Occupations where he can show his mettle without the all-too-high threat of permanent crippling injury.
Against a Spiro article before the first test I wrote "I think how ALL the team adjust and work together in defense is the big question mark. If Beale isn’t ‘hidden’ then is Toomua going to rush up and Beale hang back so a broken line? If Beale is ‘hidden’, you’d assume it would be the wing… so which winger is going to come in to cover for Beale or does it differ depending on… something?"
I hate this hiding a player in defense notion. Didn't like it with Cooper and don't like it with Beale. When there's already the possibility of confusion with different combinations used to different defensive patterns, this adds an unacceptable reshuffle element that nobody has time for on the fly under real pressure.
Bring in Foley and keep him in the line.