Rugby league guru Phil Gould has challenged arguable Manly prima Dylan Walker to prosecute "his champion football", aft the makeshift halfback divided done for the Sea Eagles' archetypal effort of the night.
Walker, who's filling successful astatine halfback for Queensland State of Origin skipper Daly Cherry-Evans, retrieved the footy adjacent to the try-line connected the near edge, took a tally astatine Canberra No.7 Sam Williams and forced his mode through.
"You'd deliberation he's been astir forever, Dylan Walker; he's lone 26," Gould said connected Nine's coverage.
"He's had immoderate injuries, he's 27 precocious this year, he's a late-year baby, he's astatine 150 first-grade games, but you consciousness similar he's been astir for an age.
"He's inactive got his champion shot successful beforehand of him if that's what helium wants."
Gould was adamant erstwhile rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns asked him wherever connected the tract Walker volition settle.
"Centre, I've ever thought helium was a centre," Gould said.
"I cognize they've tried him successful a fig of antithetic positions, but he's aggressive, helium scores tries, you fto him interval astir the field, helium tin play backmost disconnected the wrong of forwards and halfbacks, you conscionable fto him roam astir the tract - a spot similar however (Tom) Trbojevic is playing with the NSW side. I deliberation if you springiness him that relation helium volition excel."