01 Jan 1970 12:00
|There are some tweaks in the listed side from the one that started against the Tigers but the comfort for Brown is having the same group of players available.|
In the most significant shuffle, Brown has named Eliesa Katoa and Jack Murchie as his starting second rowers with big Ben Murdoch-Masila on the interchange in #17.
Reece Walsh is named in the #1 jersey with Kane Evans back in the #10 jersey for the Round 12 fixture.
A bit of evenly spread experience is needed currently, so don't mind Montoya in there. Berry's time will come, Montoya isn't a long term prospect just the correct pick for right now.
Murchie had a strong first half but was horrific in the 2nd half. Don't mind which one he replaces but he is ahead of both at the moment imoLike everyone says, happy about having some consistency here.
I would say minus Addin Fonua-Blake this is the team.
At least it will be for another six to ten weeks till someone has a Warrior injury brought on by not playing well.
Who does Curran replace?
Too good to leave out. Katoa for moine. Murchie played well last week.
Katoa or Jazz. I think Katoa because Jazz is a protected species.
This is why I want Curran back sooner rather than later, he is a better body guard than Murchie or Katoa.Happy with the team. If our forwards bend the line consistently all game, then we're in, given room and time, our attacking is too potent for the cows. Need to protect Reece a bit he's becoming a target now.. Ask face plant Leilua who had a crack at him last week...
Katoa needs to step up now he's on the edge. If he can be physical on both sides of the ball, we'll look a lot better.
I think that's because of AFBs absence and Brownie has to adjust the forward rotation. Ben Murdoch-Masila was asked to do longer minutes. He is by far a great bench forward to come on and make an impact when Addin Fonua-Blake has a rest... Evans and co are not Addin Fonua-Blake types unfortunately...I thought Murdock- Masila was worse. Tackling was soft - particularly for that last try. Seemed to me to lack condition.