He certainly looks the goods, but I have seen more players look fantastic in a 1 off game where everything went their way.I'm not hyperbolizing when I say there was nothing in his game that didn't look good. He tackled as effectively as most small halves but other than that, his kicking was great, running was sublime, pass selection brilliant and he goal kicks just for something a bit extra. Broncs need to chase this kid, he is the goods, I've never been more impressed in a one off performance like that and I've seen some good ones over the years.
The Warriors were at full strength and while granted, Hiku was defending ala Cartwright but the Panthers attack just looked like they were playing with seasoned halves, didn't miss Cleary or Maloney at all, in fact, looked even better.
Almost everything he touched turned to gold last night, but his team was continuously over the advantage line and ran 800 meters more than the Warriors, who were diabolical.
I mean, an in form Milford would probably have scored 4 tries on his own against that rabble, and I wonder whether Nikorima wouldn't have looked as good (except for goal kicking), because Luai really did not have to do much kicking or game control...
I prefer to judge a player by multiple games, and see what they're capable off when they're not carried by their team. It's the first time I saw the kid play and I definitely liked what I saw, but I'd rather see more before I jump on the bandwagon.