Yep. Maumalo is a 2nd rower and it's a little unfair that he's there, even in NSW Cup. The cupboard is bare, but I also assume we're wanting to shoehorn a future Manu for when the real Manu retires. Funnily enough I think Wright would make a go of the backrow with a bit more beef on him. Doesn't lack heart or effort, and his at least his speed won't matter anymore.
But I'd go further and ask why our obsession with nugget centres with few smarts. A big reason why we don't have the fast wings. No reason to when your centres cant really pass.