Assuming no new injureis and Gibbs is back
Hieghno - lucky though he was the worst on field tonight
McKinnon isnt better then brown and if Moltzen isnt ready then Brown at Fb , Utai on the wing
Dwyer has to drop out after being horrible tonight, esp as Woods and Fifita were our best forwards
testing the depth already
Rest farah if he’s unfit. Ellis looks to be out.
Can agree with resting Farah if unfit but don’t like the idea of Lui on the bench or McKinnon even getting a crack.
For me, I’d go with
- DANIELA ( Same size as Utai but SO MUCH better )
McKinnon is not the player he used to be, his support play is good however his returning game is shocking, he just jogs back and I sometimes worry about him under the high ball.
The only way Moltzen is going to get back into the groove of things is to be involved in the game more which he will at fullback.
After Fulton’s shocking game I think Payten should start.
Moors was very effective last year off the bench and I don’t think he got enough opportunities last year to show how good his go forward is.
IMO I don’t think Sheens will want to change the side at all after 1 game where we had a great roster but didn’t aim up. McKinnon had a much better second half than first against the Dogs - getting involved in attack, as he should - and i don’t see how he’ll be dropped. I’d play Brown over Utai but given BRET got a caning I don’t think that’s likely either. Fulton’s also a great player but he is prone to off games, there’s no way i’d drop him. For me, let’s have the same team baring injuries, with Dwyer on notice, and play the way only the Tigers can.
1. Wade McKinnon
2. Lote Tuqiri
3. Blake Ayshford
4. Chris Lawrence
5. Mitch Brown
6. Benji Marshall
7. Robert Lui
8. Keith Galloway
9. Robbie Farah
10. Bryce Gibbs
11. Simon Dwyer
12. Gareth Ellis
13. Chris Heighington
14. Liam Fulton
15. Todd Payten
16. Andrew Fifita
17. Aaron Woods
18. Junior Moors (injury cover)
19. Al Schirnack (injury cover)
20. Mark Flanagan (injury cover)
Moltzen to get some game time in the lower grades. Brown is light years ahead of Utai. Woods showed enough to warrant a back up game, not just shunted back to 20’s. Fulton is a much more useful utility than Moltzen and Dwyer offers nothing as a replacement prop. There are no positions that can’t be shuffled around to be covered.