With the injuries we have I wouldn't be surprised to see Laurie taking up a bench spot on friday.
the bloke has been well out of form from all reports, so it could be sheens keeping it as hush hush as he can so that there isn't too much talk of Laurie vs moi moi round 2\. It'd allow laurie to focus solely on the game and on the game plan then any battles that the media would want to hype up.
Sheens is throwing smoke grenades over selections saying that the Tigers have several injury concerns with both wingers as well as Galloway. I believe all 3 will play though. I'm a little bit surprised no further mention has been made of Payne's knee injury, I would have thought he would be under the most doubt to play unless the diagnosis was wrong and there is no medial strain at all. I wouldn't be surprised if Laurie is on standby for Payne though.