Faletau does have an advantage over heaslip seeing that he only playes 4 games a season. Ive watched him playing for the dragons and ive seen more pace and power in a retirement home then come 6 nations he becomes an average international.
Heaslips leadership will be sorely missed even if his performances have not been brilliant. Faletaus performances have not been any better. Think it was a poor decision. Im a BOD fan but he cannot play 3 tests in a row any more but should of had a first half in him anyway. Apart from that it seems about right. Joe Schmit for the south Africa tour. »
I think cuthberth should have been dropped for bowe and tualagi but would be a bit harsh to say cheers for the match winning try but your out of the match day squad. I think the rest of the selections are spot on. I think heaslip will have to resurrect his carrying game without SOB or Croft to do it.