Roach will need spells.
Thompson to hooker ?
I see our pack struggling in this one unfortunately, without Luke.
Hope I'm wrong....but Roach hasn't been given the tools to start and play the Lions share, his fitness sitting on that bench a lot will require that he plays smart.
I have this nagging doubt that we should fairly expect his running game ( his strength) to be there.....ergo our pack will not Roll on.
Thankfully it looks like Forans kicking game will be there making up somewhat for Luke as a kicking option from last week.
Still.....it is doable if every forward bar Gavet, Lillyman, and Mannering start looking like the players we know they are ( looking at you Mutts, Hoff, Thompson, + Vete).
Putting the Cart before the horse calling on the Pigs to help the young hooker out....it is what it is.