Can't buy into that when he's not part of future plans. Johnson needs time with Chanel Harris-Tavita and we have Metcalf on the way, there is no room for kodi in this team what so ever!Just been watching the warriors v dragons replay. i know this might not be a popular opinion but i think Nikorima and Shaun Johnson might actually be the right halves pairing moving forward. They have a connection that I think started in England, if you look at the behind the scenes of alot of the plays they are setting things up together, sometimes kodi would jump in to dummy half because he knows what shaun is trying to do, i know thats counter intuitive to what weve seen I just think if we're comparing the last 3 combos weve had that Shaun Johnson and Kodi look to have the most points in them and the most expansive offence of the lot. Its actually amazing to watch Shaun Johnson when he demands the ball, the service is better and they give him the ball in the right place. I would just throw it out there that there is something there with him and kodi that if you add the walsh element could actually turn our offence around. I believe it would need the next 2 games between the broncs and cowboys to see if it works.
The other option is you have Chanel Harris-Tavita at 6 and kodi at 14 who comes on as hooker, i believe he adds value at that position and can help Shaun Johnson setup alot of plays especially around the ruck. We just need all men healthy to see the value of it. Unfortunately injury has deprived us of seeing these combos in action.
Kodi Nikorima is a stop gap at best, and Jazz and otukolo could offer the same as nikorima out of Dummy half if not better.