David Pocock and Michael Hooper challenged the existing breakdown dynamics at this year’s Rugby World Cup.
Although many expected Michael Cheika to select both David Pocock and Michael Hooper in the Wallaby pack at the World Cup, arguments persisted as to how successful such a strategy would be.
The benefits of deploying two open sides quickly became apparent at Twickenham against England.
Since then there has been much debate as to how to counter such a strategy, while England in particular are searching for a Premiership based openside that could do damage at the breakdown.
Francois Louw was on Rugby Tonight last night to display the benefits of employing two sevens and illustrate a flankers defensive responsibilities.