I wasn't a big fan of matai....but he did start to change my way of thinking.
He's inconsistant at the best of times. I admit that he does make some metres from dummy half, but so did Hoppa, and the majority of people wanted him in the forwards etc etc.
Matai cannot put his winger away and cannot read defense that well.
In saying this, he is worth persisting with as he does have a great attitude. As an alternative, perhaps Meany? But i don't think he's as good as the posters on various forums make him out to be.
Hard choice for Des. He can eitehr stick with Matai who mixes his bad games with his good games, or we can chuck in a "hyped up" junior and hope for the best.
It's not like Meaney is scoring hattricks every week and setting the PL world on fire.