Ben Barba is a freakish talent - no doubt. He has also improved in areas that showed major deficencies since 2011. Although teams nominate him a danger player he still pops up right time, right place & is so good on his feet, unless challenged by a wall of straight defenders will find a way through. He will also lap the field for Dally me honours in 2012. Thing is, finals footy is different, tougher, more ruthless with far better kick chase & pressure for fullbacks under twice the heat of the average NRL clash. Theres a good chance imo that Barba will still have flashes of brilliance, but will be shown up with errors, missed tackles, ragdolled & fumble critical pressure kicks. Would prefer Inglis , Snake & Slater for the finals where reliability is key. Happy to get shot down on this & hoping not by Barba in the finals, but imo Barba will come undone when it counts.