Brooks at 9…
Explosive speed off the mark = yes.
Short kicking game both feet = yes
Long kicking game = yes
Solid one on one defense = yes, massively improved.
The things he lacks as a half? Organisational skills and game management…both less important at 9.
He would be explosive out of dummy half against tiring forwards.
It is very clear by now his major strength is broken field running, ideal from 9.
It is also very clear by now he is never going to be a game managing 7.
Time to try it. He could end up like Damien Cook, who was tried all over the park before being given the 9.
Brooks has ALL the credentials to be a great 9.
At this point, season is over…6. Benji 7 Josh 9 Brooks…at least try it for the last month.
Anyone want to make a case against Brooks at 9? I can’t think of anything that would prevent him from being very good at 9.