Tend to agree.Interesting because Dave back and Balta on ball was always the answer but understandably we were all bewitched by Balta at full back. It is one of the reasons we lost to Lions.
I think Balta is the sort of bloke who can play anywhere so when you have a full back of Astbury's quality, why not play Balta in an offensive rather than defensive capacity? Philosophically, it's no different to having half backs the quality of Short, Grimes, Houli and Baker, meaning you can deploy Dusty ahead of the ball.
Balta with the ball in his hands between the arcs suddenly means we're about to go full steam into attack.
We just somehow looked better with him on the ball.