It's probably for another thread but I always maintained that for all his success as a coach at Bradford Nobby Noble had the same trait, and when plan A failed he would revert to plan A, wouldn't he just love having this Kiwi side to coach.
Yep I agree with that, Noble was fortunate enough to inherit a team that had class all the way through it and had been built by Smith. Don't think he considered a plan B, he didn't have to. He hasn't set the world alight elsewhere he has coached. Reminds me of David O'Leary at Leeds Untied, all the work was done for him, so he just said to his players, go play.
Widdop would be ideal for us to beat the Kiwi's he exapnds our game, and is quick enough to get away from the ruck and defenders thus creating space for S Burgess running wide, where he has room to take on the Kiwis and offload to the backs. As said elsewhere the key is to tire out Luke in by making him work in defense, that way he's distracted and his dummy half runs will be cut back. Sinfield doesn't have the pace and if we keep coming back into the Kiwi pack we'll get nothing but tired and battered forwards.