I really like the look of this kid. 194cm, 100kg. Athletic. Takes the game on. One absolute clanger against Melbourne on the weekend but still learning the ropes.
Tough to break into a backline led by Grimes Astbury Broad and Vlastuin, but it says a lot about both players that he is considered ahead of Garthwaite as things stand.
Garthwaite seems like a Will Thursfield stopper type. Balta has more offensive weapons.
He's been OK the last few games. Is it a development thing, though? He's not looking like a regular in a premiership-winning outfit.