So glad to see him do well this year. Unfortunately Sam was a liability at times before his retirement. His buttons were easily pushed. Tom does not have those issues.
He’s really stepped up. Has had a very good year.
Has he though? I think he has been consistently great for years, he overtook George nearly half a decade ago.
But as long as George was in the team, Tom got painted with the same brush for every mistake or tired looking performance (which we know now was due to hip issues) that George dished up
He is also still no match to 2013-15 George though
I just voted for Tom for the Asotasi members players award.
Link was via email.
Tom has had his best year by far imo.
He looks fitter, he’s lateral movement is better and he’s doing it for longer, in a much faster game and, he no longer looks like a behemoth being stung by mosquitoes. He’s now swatting them at will.
He has consistently been one of the best Props in the comp this year.