Australia head coach Tim Sheens has revealed he could pick a completely untested full-back for the upcoming Four Nations tournament, in order to leave the likes of Jarryd Hayne and Greg Inglis beefing up the outside backs.
Hayne and Inglis are the two obvious choices to replace regular full-back Billy Slater, who will miss the tournament after opting to undergo surgery. But Sheens has insisted that with options so threadbare in the backs, the possibility of Inglis and Hayne remaining in the centres is a possibility.
That could mean someone like Penrith’s Matt Moylan could be a surprise candidate for the shirt in the Four Nations, with Sheens admitting they have yet to make a call.
“I’ve obviously lost full-back so the spine has changed,” Sheens told AAP.
“We did manage without Billy for a while in the World Cup series, whether or not we go GI or Jarryd or another option is yet to be decided.
“It depends on who we’ve got to play centre. They’re two excellent centres who are both keen to play fullback as well… but if you’ve got young wingers, you’d want experienced centres to play with them.”