Its a bit old and unadventurous looking isn't it?
They've lost a few through injuries, especially the 3/4s but the best they can think of is to recall Toquiri who's had a good year, but is essentially yesterday's man. No youngsters worth blooding??
Gidley always gets a bench spot, not sure why.
Surely a younger prop should be able to knock Petero out of the team??
Gallen always gets picked, not sure why any more.
If you're going to recall all the oldies, why no Gasnier? Pure skill factor.
This MUST be lockyer's last year.
Now obviously all of the above are class players and we'd love to have them, but I just think they should've freshened up a bit.
A very conservative line up indeed.
Yeah it may be a bit unadventurous but I wish we could afford to be the same and remain as confident.
Phew, thank god. That would still have got your previous comment I suppose, but at least it will spare our blushes. Agree on Tuquiri, there oodles younger and better but sadly, he will still worry us.
Gidley if English would see him being Captain, saviour or whatever he wanted to be. The lad has carried his club through an entire season and you cannot see his worth? Nuff said.
Not been my favourite but watching the NRL 5this term has made me realise that he is still worth his salt. As for a young un to replace him.............sadly there is a production line full of them in waiting.
You must not have watched Gallen at all, in the manner of Gidley he has been immense for Cronulla and more than anyone deserves his place in the present Oz line up. Take note of his workrate...phenominal.
Gasnier is no longer anywhere near Australian International class, there are many streets ahead of him. I must admit that I am a little perplexed over Tonga but Webb has been truly outstanding at the Warriors.
He is in a side that can carry him and I think does but those passes are still as crisp as exist in this game a split defences consistently, but yes a swan song I would expect.
Its a mixture of new and old and in my opinion they are trying to prove that they could possibly field a couple of teams that could win it. Although I believe that the Kiwi's may have something to say over that.