now i am not having a whinge (like many on here) about what happened last week, but i just want to try and figure out what the best bench for the tigers is.
we were backing up from two tough road trips to Canberra and North Queensland, were missing our 2 biggest front rowers in Galloway and Payten, and went into the game without a front rower on the bench?
losing schirnack on gameday obviously didn’t help, but to go into that match with a bench consisting of a winger (brown), a second rower / five-eight (Flannagan), a wide running 2nd rower who can play prop at a pinch (moors), and a wide running 2nd rower / center (mataka)
now, i like many people on here would prefer an extra prop on the bench all year round, but i can see why we don’t when our prop rotation includes galloway, gibbs, fifita, and payten (also playing a bit of back row)……
but when we are missing 2 of our best props, you need to cover that by replacing them with even more big men, don’t go smaller!!!
ideal bench for this week (assuming galloway is back)
1 x prop
1 x 2nd rower / prop
1 x 2nd rower
1 x utility
please, please, please go with a little bit of size on the bench…the panthers pack is just about the best in the game