Any new injury concerns?
Any returning players?
Any tweaks to the bench?
Agree totally.......remember when Cappy dropped ( to make a point) half a dozen for the bogey team Dragons a couple or three seasons ago,and the boys did the job.He then explicably rewards them by sending most of them back down to reserve grade over the next couple of weeks and then the recalled first graders go on their normal losing ways.
I think it as an absolute fucking disgrace that we haven't seen CNK again.
Like our forward pack needed to be weaker...means Satae should get another run and hopefully more mins (looked better fitnesswise on the weekend).Matulino looks likely to be out for one game on a shoulder charge charge.
Lino is a much better halfback replacement. If it was Foran who was injured, Ata would have started at 6 but because it was halfback SJ, putting in Lino was the right decision.
For all the critics that demanded this combo earlier in the year when SJ was playing mediocre footy, you'll now see how much of a role Shaun actually plays in the team... he's a huge loss and not replaceable by anyone else in our squad. Foran is overhyped and goes missing in games, he was terrible against Panthers, barely knew he was even on the field.
I fully expect this will be a repeat of when Shaun did his ankle, we'll lose the next 7 games. I hope I'm wrong though.
I would actually prefer 6. Lino and 7. Johnson next year.
We must be paying him overs, mind you he tackles for an extra player anyway.only one guy should be a certainty in that side
how many years does he have on his contract, surely another failed season he may consider a move to another club, any of them would snap him up