Every team needs one - the endearing but flawed character whose value is so much more than his on field performance, who can inspire players through deeds and supporters through sheer weight of performance (or sheer weight), who engenders a cult-like following and whose every move, good or bad, is amplified to the extent that even their mistakes only add to their legend. The Rolling Maul presents Tom Carter, the Waratahs new Matt Dunning.
Hard running, hard headed cult figure
Bar a freak try to the Reds in the dying seconds of last weekend's match against the Reds, the Waratahs would have proved the Rolling Maul to be spot on in its prediction using the Tom Carter Scale of Averageness. This week the Tahs take on the Rebels, and the relative Tom Carter stregnth of the teams suggests that not even a freak late try could save the Rebels...