The first time in Mooks tenure here that the majority of fans would say that he has got his team selection 100% correct bearing in mind who was available ,who he didn't rush back in and not changing a winning side.
Well done Mooks,if this is a result of that one beer the other day imagine what might happen if he had a go at a whole slab.
Finally .......nice one Steve.
Way to go Stevo ol mate! Love the lineup.
Hoping Roache is fit but if not then Luke to start with Lawton coming into the game like last week.
Hopefully Bully will be inspired to by Lawton’s performance last week.
Very happy to see Sao keep his spot, the grunt he added was huge for us in that second half.
Just checked out the Penrith team. Young an inexperienced players coming in for Mansour and RCG. Could work in our favour.
I see their staring Front Row is Tamou and Tim Grant which doesn't induce the shits in our front row I would wager.
Given our bench I wouldn't be surprised to see Blair onto the bench for Jizz if his foot doesn't come 100%, leaving Ligi Sao to play also. Same for Roache, I can see Bully starting with Lawton on bench and Roache getting a rest. Lastly, I worry that Tohu Harris may miss out, in which case Blair definitely plays and looks like Beale onto the bench.
My preferred starting 17 is as named but for Bully in for Roache.
Over all I like the team. Bit concerned about the extended bench. Being that we have injury concerns with Harris, Jazz & Roache I feel like Blair is a waste of an option. Probably would have put a Pulu or even Ayshford on there instead. Let’s say Harris goes down, we now have to play him even though SK admitted he’s out of form.
Just on the Luke selection- Does anyone think Sam Cook will get a look in?
Good side but still some injury concerns so wait and see what turns up later in the week.
Only fear is we play Penrith into form but if we play like we did 2nd half last weekend we'll do ok. Ligi and Lawton big difference to the go forward and I like how Kodi is taking the ball to the line putting defenders in two minds.
Really? He was great against Melbourne, good against Souths, fairly good for most of the season, would have won us the Cows game, probably the Melbourne games as well (if super coach used his experience to close). His usage by Kearney is bizarre, maybe he told him 3 hookers is fucking stupid and coming on with 5 to go is too
Roache's defense leaked the two tries last week and he can barely stay fit.
Also maybe his defense has something to do with Kearney not knowing how to use a bench properly so they get hammered in the middle: low and behold when injuries force him to sub like a normal human being they win.