We look to be missing quite a number of players for this game which takes the shine of it as we will not be at full strength
We already know about JFH, Too, May and Yeo are almost certainly not going to play and with this in mind i hope we keep Cleary in recovery. I am sure there may be others and IC said Pangai would not be available until the Roosters game
For these reasons, this game for me at least is more about who and how we play as opposed to the outcome and despite us missing so many, i am not prepared to concede the result is a loss for us.
I actually think this opens up some opportunities and might allow some to shine.
Maybe Falls gets a run at 7 leaving Luai at 6 with Burton and Chricton in the centres.
Yeo will be hardest to cover along with JFH
This is where we are weakest and most vulnerable and will need plenty of thought in who to play and how to rotate the roster to keep our intensity highest.
This might open up an opportunity for someone running around in the lower grades
Maybe allows Eisenhuth because of his size alone to get a start
If we lose, it wouldn’t bother me, its how we turn up which is of my interest
If we are in it for a long way i will be impressed and will do the team a lot of good, the danger will be Storm will want to start hard and fast ass they do, trying to ambush us to get out to a good early lead.
The first 10 minutes will show us if we are in the contest.
If we manage a win (which i believe is possible) it will be the best launching pad for our run into the finals.