April 08, 2013, 15:33:14
First of all - congratulations on your first in our League. You definitely gained another 7 points on me - but I must have had a brain seizure to make Hosea Gear my captain for the week. Keeping Conrad Smith would have made a massive difference and making either Bekker or Strauss my captain and I would have been ahead of you. I will be more careful in future. Congrats also on Savea - he really was a top find.
The next one I want to mention is the Hurrican Ally league - the present league leader had a gain of 17 points on you - but you are closing in rapidly on the ex-leader and now 12 points behind him. Keep it up and I am sure you will be second next week and first in a few more weeks.
I am in a real mess this coming week. I want to bring Savea on board and is likely to let go of Elstadt. I am going to keep Sam Whitelock and Matt Todd for one more week - since they are playing against the Force and if Pyke can shine against them - the I hope Whirtelock can do the same. Same with Todd and I am going to put Coetzee on the bench and go with Ardea, Labuschagne and Todd as my loosies. Next go will be Todd and I will bring in Sam Cane.
The problem is further out though. I want to get rid of Williams and bring in Mogg this week - provided Mogg is playing again. Then I would change Groom for Genia.
Next week is a bit more complicated wih the 3 byes. There will be four changes next week in any event. . Likely changes is going to be Folau to replace Gear, Cane to replace Todd, Slipper to replace Robinson and Kahui to replace Jordaan.
The above obviously depends on team announcements and there being no injuries to cater for.
After next week there is no dount that Etzebeth would replace Whitelock, Lautua will replace Simmons, leaving another vacancy for injries or other emergencies.
Can I kindly have your comments on the above.