Would like to see Talau get a stint at 5/8 in a few remaining games of 2020, see what he offers.
Putting AJ on the wing this week mightn’t be the smartest move, the Panthers outside backs are lethal and they will be getting pinpoint kicks to their flanks from Cleary…might be a long night for the youngster and hammer his confidence going forward. None of our outside backs can catch highballs to save themselves either so we don’t have much to lose.
Wonder if McIntyre has it in him to give his old position of centre a go? He’s one of our better defenders so will most surely be required to defend in the guts against the brilliant Panthers pack.
We’ll get butchered regardless of which team we trot out, time to mix things up a bit and gamble on a few positional changes.
1 Moses Mbye
2 David Nofoaluma
3 BJ Leilua
4 Tommy Talau
5 Asu Kepaoa
6 Adam Doueihi
7 Luke Brooks
8 Josh Aloiai
9 Harry Grant
10 Alex Twal
11 Luciano Leilua
12 Shaun Blore
13 Matthew Eisenhuth
14 Jacob Liddle
15 Thomas Mikaele (middle forward)
16 Sam McIntyre (middle forward)
17 Luke Garner (backup centre/2nd row/lock)
Brooks and Doueihi as halves could work if Grant plays a controlling role in the middle like Cam Smith does.
Musgove is due back round 16-18 so may be available