Starting props have 38 metres and 3 hitups between them WTF! Eels aren't much better though.
U20s fortunes will rely heavily on how much Packer plays for them IMO. Most of those forwards hadn't played above u18s last year.
No Packer, Ah Mau, Poching, O'Regan, Purcell, it's going to take a bit of time for these young guys to come in and get used to it on a weekly basis.
Our backline is doing most of the metre eating. Johnson is electric on attack, but I've been quite surprised with his well thought out kicking game. 3 excellent kicks. 1 to force a repeat set from inside our own 40, another going out a metre out from the Eels line and then the one to set up that last try. Freakish agility.
If the stats are anything like last season for the U20 then they'll be highly unreliable for the most part. The props have had a lot more than 3 hitups, although the 38 metres could be accurate.
Try to the eels. backline can't do it all.
Mills is young on debut, but there really doesn't seem to be anything special about him. Do we have any fullback options because Locke is killing it up in the line playing hooker or five eight or whatever it is he's playing.
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Huge potential in that backline with Locke either at fullback or halfback. Henry hasn't impressed me, and neither has Mills.