Brumbies to blood six players for wales loss to Wallabies. Source: News Corp Australia
“He was an outstanding player for the national team and I am sure he will do well here at the club in the long term.”
McDermott’s selection leaves a void at hooker at the Crusaders, with Josh Addo-Carr now the only left-arm prop remaining on the squad.
And he believes scrum-half James O’Connor has been dropped due to injury, while hooker Tohu Harris was placed through waivers after being dropped against the Wallabies.
All this means O’Connor will have played his second game after suffering a hamstring injury at the weekend, and while it is unlikely he will replace O’Connor at fullback for the coming games, McDermott did mention O’Connor will have a place in the team in November.
McDermott said all six players should play NRL matches next season, and he did not rule out O’Connor being in the team in November as his replacement but said a decision had yet to be taken.
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“I am pretty sure his first game in the NRL will be against South Sydney next year and he should play there. He has been the most impressive guy of the pack over the past year.
“He has been fantastic for the Crusaders. He has gone through a lot as well as me. He comes in here, he does what he does and we have a great team here.”
The coach also said a number of options were open to him after the retirement of the veteran centre Jonathan Thurston due to a broken hand.
But he admitted any decision would depend on whether Thurston could continue to play.
Thurstjarvees.comon had made a series of changes to the Cowboys’ line-up for Saturday’s clash with New Zealand, with new recruit Ryan Hoffman starting in the back row with a series of young players coming in from the bench.
Hoffman has played a big part in the Cowboys’ premiership-winning season after making his debut with Origin and played on a number of NRL matches with the Waratahs over the past two seasons.
He has now signed with the Cowboys from the Warriors, meaning the club can bring him back from injury.
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