Our last bench spot/utility spot has been the subject of much contention. After the disaster in the Parramatta game last year, Sheens has been intent on having someone who can cover the outside backs, even if it means that player only gets 3 minutes or even no game time at all. Most see this as a waste of a bench spot.
When i look through our roster, one player keeps coming to mind. Nu Akeripa.
Now we have Liam Fulton in the squad and he’s proven he can cover hooker and 5/8, so for me, that means we need a player that can cover outwide but ideally, can also play in the backrow if needed.
With Akeripa, u have the perfect guy because not only can he play out wide, he can be a game breaker in the forwards if we’re in a game that requires a get out of jail scenerio. It gives Sheens the following……cover for injuries, options, and a strike player.
Bring on the barnstorming Nu Akeripa for the number 17 please.
fultons defensive efforts will be wasted if he were to ever play in the halves…
all we need for a 17 is legs…legs are what daniela has…he will be great for running around tiring forwards…he just needs to be tested under the highball for me to make my final judgement.
I agree. Plus he is a reliable defender on the fringe.
Once Lui, Ellis and Beau return I would like to see the following side;
Of course, Sheens will have Fitzy in the mix somewhere, as long as he’s at 17, thats where he will be most useful. Daniela would be an awesome prospect coming on at the 65th minute giving the pigs trouble up the middle. Would be useful for zippy runs out of dummy half.