Technofreak:networkn: DC played well, He had the one big miss chasing the ball, but it's just as well since if he got it, they wouldn't likely have scored that try. (I think I heard it suggested he decided it was better to not get it and let someone behind him grab it, it was a pretty weak attempt, so it's possible.
Actually I think he overshot the ball on purpose. He straddled it and missed it so cleanly, leaving it waiting for the following player. If he'd secured the ball that's where the play would have broken down with the covering Aussie player tackling DC. The ball would not have been recycled fast enough to keep the momentum going.
When I first saw it happen I thought he'd messed it up, but after watching the replay I tend to think it was planned.
Yup I have rewatched it. Was intentional and pretty damn impressive.
I thought Ben Smith wasn't quite as consistent tonight. I think people have worked out how dangerous he is. I also don't think he is as good at Full back as he is at Wing. Savea is still struggling.
I am concerned that Savea just runs straight and has no side step. I am not sure but he may be carrying an injury or something else isn't quite right.