Great season to get so far with ‘this’ roster IMO.
They had 5 origin forwards today…we had Eisenhuth, Clark, Lawrence…
They had electric, mobile backs…we had Esan and Jennings…with Chee Kam, our constant ‘back up center’ just nowhere near NRL level as a center.
Reality is we need size, power and mobility. You just cannot escape that in the modern NRL.
Matterson was ‘quiet’, but still went for 120 and 36, i.e. very good. You need a team of players at that level, where one bloke does not have to do it every week and ‘quiet’ games are 120 / 36.
Not 50 like Lawry, or Eisenhuth being bent back in every tackle.
Tough decisions need to be made and it really looks like Madge is the man to do it. Not keeping Lawry, leaving out Robbie today = tough decisions. But he makes them.
We have to offload 4 or 5 players, even if it means being very unkind, even unfair (Lawry).
But is has to to be done.