I think the balance was just a bit off when he came on in terms of a forward who can make that impactful run to gain a bit of momentum. We had a fairly small pack out there at the time. Previously Addin Fonua-Blake or Ben Murdoch-Masila have been able to drag us forward in those situations, but Ben Murdoch-Masila was under a fair bit of fatigue by that point. It’s where I think Murchie could have added something for us. I know Canberra looked at the idea of using him in the middleSironen did all right I thought, not sure why so many are keen to drop him. Not flashy, but was on in a period where Cowboys had all the ball - 30 tackles in 28 minutes, no ineffective and no misses was a good contribution given the state of the game.
Pompey is too good at centre. For me he is currently our best. Defensively he creates such confidence and is an excellent defensive centre while he is growing his attacking arsenal. I would move Berry to the wing and Kosi to 18th man. I would have both Pompey and Aitken in the centres. We will get ripped to shreds by Tommy and co otherwise.
Egan and Evans rested for a week or 2. Egan seams to have the dont give a shit attitude as nobody will take my place !!! Knock that out of him now Browny or we could be in trouble more often
2. Fusitua (if fit)
12. Ben Murdoch-Masila
17. Someone other than Sironen
Origin period is very favourable for us as we are playing top teams around that period, but also the bye, buys us another week for Addin Fonua-Blake to get fit and healthy.
Once we have Aitken, CHT, Addin Fonua-Blake back, we are a top 6 team from what I've been seeing.
I mentioned in another thread, if we can't get Joseph Manu on an early release for fullback, I'd have no drama with Hiku at fullback and Walsh/CHT in the halves. His kicking game is wasted at fullback, he has a huge boot on him.
Welcome back, been a while.
Kosi got an exemption to play due to injuries in our top squad. If Montoya, Fusitu'a or Aitken are available then I'd imagine his exemption would no longer be valid. Could well be wrong but that's my understandingWould give Kosi another run to get him back on the horse