haha really? I think you must have got really unlucky in the Newcastle games you've watched if last night looked like a typical display from GagaiI wouldn't say it was the worst....tbh I found it typical.
He defence hasn't developed to NRL level, let alone SOO.
i'm not going to pretend his defence is good, or even average because it obviously isn't but last night was definitely one of the worst displays I've seen him put in. there must have been 3-4 occasions where he just flat out missed Blair and let him stroll through for a break or half-break. that kind of shitness definitely doesn't happen regularly to him (or any centre not called Steve Micahels)
I honestly just think he's a weak defender who isn't a great tackler and gets caught positionally from time to time. and in truth there are plenty of other centres in the game who are just the same like John Morris, Jennings, Ferguson, Kenny-Dowell, pomeroy, matai, inu etc. The saving grace for Gagai is that he is still young and can improve if he puts some hard work in.