I actually have Bunty over Kane as well. Don’t think either will crack the rotation round 1 though, I think they’ll just go Addin Fonua-Blake, Jamayne Tounua-Brown, LAM, Ben Murdoch-Masila/Tohu Harris.Does anyone think we will get any major suprises? I think Bunty is going to be picked over Kane
Will be a big moment for Pompey to get picked over Hiku. Hopefully he makes it count if he gets the chanceI actually have Bunty over Kane as well. Don’t think either will crack the rotation round 1 though, I think they’ll just go Addin Fonua-Blake, Jamayne Tounua-Brown, LAM, Ben Murdoch-Masila/Tohu Harris.
I think Pompey over Hiku is a very real possibility.
Also with no Lawton to cover outside back injuries, I think Hayze or Turner could sneak onto the bench.
Other than that it’s probably the usual guys. Hopefully no Curran.
I totally agree. I believe Evans will be in 17. I don't think he was signed to not be in the 17. I think it is going to be a hard year for Afoa - they asked him to move on, so I suspect he is well down the pecking order. Ben Murdoch-Masila will be on the edge (bench spot), which will enable Evans to be included in front row rotation.I would be surprised if Kane Evans misses out on the 17. He had the highest per minute work rate in the entire comp for players that averaged more than 20 minutes a game last season. Number two was Nelson Asofa-Solomona although he averaged an extra 7 minutes a game so overall output was better.