We had the following players on club debut tonight…
How do you rate them?
Personally I was disappointed by Rankin’s performance. I thought he was weak under the high ball, showed insecurity with ball in hand and wasn’t as fast as I hoped.
Littlejohn seems an ok defender, but was miles behind Moses in terms of creative halves play. Doesn’t look like a threat to Moses or Brooks, wasn’t much better than Drinkwater.
Tim Grant looked like a very astute purchase, his middle third play was a large reason we were asserting dominance in the ruck. Will be handy.
Josh Aloiai, could be anything. God he hits hard and runs hard. For a debut, for a backrower, that was so so encouraging.
Obviously Brooks straight into the halves, Halatau into the 9 if Cherrington isn’t good to start. Grant retains his spot, and I personally would have Aloiai straight into the starting side and Sironen back to the bench or worst. I’d give Addo Carr a run next week. He played good in state cup and Rankin didn’t do enough to keep him out. Taylor should show his hand straight away and promote Addo Carr.