Sometimes the mentality around the daft is just strange. Rankine is easily the best player from last years draft. Walsh will be a really good player, but Rankine will be a generational type player. He has the attitude that makes him think he can be the best, also the work rate & skills that will make it happen.
They’d be pretty happy with Walsh. They might’ve even had him ranked highest. If they had Rankine ranked higher but didn’t take him because they were scared he’ll want to go over to SA one day, then that’s a bad move. Who knows though hey