After watching the replay of yesterdays game, I feel that Widdop (despite the criticism from some posters) offers us a threat when being brought into the attacking line and for the first fifty minutes of the game looked positionally solid at full back.
Shenton didn't really do anything (again) but he's a better player than Gleeson and I think we're all waiting for his moment of magic which I hope arrives in this game.
Kevin Brown is not good enough I'm afraid so I would play Robbinson and Sam Tomkins in the halfs although my concern about Tomkins in this position is that for a good 80% of the Super League season he's played at full back for Wigan and has orchestrated some super tries from this position (see the 70m wonder score vs Huddersfield and try vs Leeds in the play-off game).
I wasn't happy with Roby and his lack of ability to get a clean pass out in time, so maybe we could look at using Luke Robbinson in this position?
But I would drop Roby to bench and use him as a impact sub, while promoting Lunt to the starting XIII.
With Morley potentially out for the rest of the Four Nations with a ruptured bicep, I wouldn't hesitate to start with Graham and Burgess as the starting props with Crabtree and Fielden on the bench.
I think Crabtree stood out today with some good damaging runs, making good yards so gets the nod on the bench over Griffin.
My side for the New Zealand game would be this:
How does everyone see the first game of the Four Nations going?
I think we'll give a good opening first forty before running out of gas and going down by about 10-16 points.
Edited by Tommy The C5t, 17 October 2010 - 12:05 AM.