However, today The Wolf is expecting him to have cover in the run which should see an improved effort. He looks more than capable, placing in two of his three career runs and tonight has found a winnable race.
There is no denying that the current world champion Mitch Larkin looked very sluggish down the first 50m of semi-final 2 and that open the door for the two Americans.
Both Americans looked like they had a little more to give and with the 1st and 2nd fastest times in the world this year from their trials last month The Wolf is sticking with his pre-meet pick of David Plummer to take this one out narrowly.
Plummer to edge out countryman Murphy with Larking to grab bronze.