After watching the game against GWS for about the third time thanks to foxtels 24/7 coverage this bloke can definitely play. This was his first game and regardless of the opposition he still held the back line together and was extremely solid defensively whilst also providing plenty of run, accurate disposal and great composure. Whilst he may not be as solid as a Mal Michael or Scarlett his athletic ability will allow him to play on the monster forwards such as Cloke. Dustin Fletcher has been doing the same thing for long a long time and rather than becoming involved in a wrestle with players such as Cloke uses his athletic ability and strengths by playing loose to a degree and using his jumping capacity to get to the contest. I am not saying he will play as well as Fletcher has for the majority of his career but can play a similar style and be successful. Before people say Boumann was actually beaten by Falou in several marking contests, there was only one occassion where he was beaten and that was a mark 10 metres outside the 50 metre line in which he was probably caught off guard and was playing to loose. The other marks Falou took were on Litherland and Suckling. Boumann playing may also allow Schoey to play the same rebounding style he did on the weekend in which he excelled rather than a position he obviously isn't comfortable in. A backline group of Gibson, Birchall, Guerra, Schoey, Boumann, Murphy, Suckling, Cheney, Gilham and Hodge's ability to play off the back flank means we have a lot of depth and can match up well with a lot of forward lines. Very encouraging signs from this bloke and can't wait to see him play again next week.