i looked at bakuyas vital stats yesterday 6ft tall and 100kg, hes not that big, neither are lowrie or henry. matagi, lillyman and rapira are the same size and only slightly heavier. Mannering and Matulino are tall but not heavy. We have a light weight forward pack , mateo would be the biggest player we have. if we put manu in the forwards he would be the biggest forward in the team at the momentnot convinced manu would be able to handle the workrate, can you really guarantee he'll be better for the team in the forwards? will he even make the squad with all the forwards we have? not saying he won't but seems like a risk.
will he be better then bukuya? or matagi? I think we'd be losing a lot of experience on the edge and not gaining a lot at all of he moved
in summary, we would be gaining size in the forward pack and in league size matters. the most dominant props are the big guys, the burgess', fifita, tamou, shillington, bromwich, JWH, kite.. every top 8 team has more than 1 big prop and they dominate