Fireworks wrote: munster#1 wrote:
Thank you for mentioning that. While POM did great you cannot ignore the benefit of having Toner lift him for that one.
It is always a great benefit to have a second row used as a lifter, and it's something Munster have done to great effect with POM for years.
it is worth watching that steal again. Toner would not have been massively proud of that lift.
Toners hands slip up to POM's back at the top of the jump, meaning he lost a good few inches when locking out.
It didn't make a blind bit of difference, but it was not a great lift.
Yawn. Broken record.....
POM played well and Toner was instrumental in getting him up there to win that ball. Hayes lifting POC was always a benefit because of his height so I would think that even if the execution was not to your standard that it would help being lifted by Toner.
I am not trying to minimise POM's game in any way but would like to point out how it is a team effort and the hidden stuff is often ignored. Without the lifter there is no steal just as without the reaction time of POM the ball is gone before the challenge can be made.
I am not disagreeing that it was a team effort, or that using your tallest players as lifters is a good move.
I am just pointing out that the example you use in relation to Toners lifting is a poor one.
It is clear that POM got up despite that poor lift.
I am not saying that toner is a poor lifter, as I have seen him lift often enough to know that is not true, but on this occasion he will not be gloating.
As mentioned already, Furlong did a very good job, catching POM low, and locking out.