Saturday, May 5, 2012

We've got the wind, the rain and the Phoenix plus the Hurricanes

The Hurricanes beat the Blues last night at the stadium and while it was not a vintage performance there were a number of positives to take out of it.

Victor Vito continues to be the stand out performer from the Canes forward pack and must be a lock in for the AB's number six jersey.

TJ Perenara and Andre Taylor continue to perform week in and week out. Perenara's ball juggling was the highlight of a man of the match performance (Why would he worry about Piri coming back?) and although it is probably too early for an AB's call up for him , Taylor's form will have to plummet for him not to make the June squad.

It also appeared that Cory Jane is getting back to his best and Beauden Barrett had another good game, especially in comparison to Michael Hobbs on the opposite side.

And what about the Blues. They started off okay but finished comically and now is the time for Pat Lam to accept that he can not turn this team around and resign. For the Blues franchise to salvage anything from this season requires new blood now. To not do could damage the Blues prospects for a further two or three seasons.

Chances are that anybody could come in and make a difference, the simple effect of change would likely prove rejuvenating for the players, but I wouldn't mind seeing Graham Henry back in action.

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