came on the scene with his tree trunk-like thighs and overall stockiness, there was great novelty value in his brand of play - he scored plenty of tries that would see him escape from multiple attempted tackles and often also bulldoze his way over the try-line though sheer, brute force.
GOLD: CALEB CLARKE (Blues)
Ironically, Clarke and the versatile Ioane - currently wearing No 13 for the Blues - are likely rivals for the All Black No 11 jersey, as the latter is the incumbent, from the bronze medal playoff triumph over Wales at RWC 2019.
The ambitious young 'Saders fullback made my "podium" last week ... and fully deserves to be visiting it again, by my book.
But he had an eagle-eyed Jordan supporting on the inside, and the No 15 put the gleeful finishing touches to the sudden breakout.
BRONZE: DALTON PAPALI'I (Blues)
Earlier in the match, he was right up with play to cash in on loosie colleague Hoskins Sotutu's charge-down near the enemy try-line and duly apply the key finishing touches.