Awesome article, but I do take exception to the bit where Joe says
Before Renae, wing defence was a position few wanted to play, and even fewer regarded as integral to success. Through a stubborn desire not to let her teammates down, Renae’s style of play forced opposition coaches to plan around her and strategically counter her influence.
She revolutionised the position. She played with steel and determination.
No. Just ‘no’. Wing Defence has ALWAYS been a key position and Australia have always been much better when they’ve respected that and picked genuine WDs like Peta Squire, rather than pushing Goal Defences out there outside of the circle. Nothing “revolutionary” about it in my opinion.