I like Maumalo
playing outside 3 very experienced players in Foran, Hoffman, and Ayshford. If Maumalo
is going to lift his confidence and be the player that he probably wants to be this has got to help him. (Until Kata gets back
I reckon those 3 could even make an old man like me look good
Nice to see Nicoll-Klokstad get his chance too. I hope he makes it work for him
The rest are pretty much as expected. Although putting Manu in for Sao as was suggested earlier in the thread could be huge.
If Manu doesn't make an impact we don't lose much with the swap and the coaching staff can go back to the drawing board. And if it works and we get a huge barnstorming beast in the forwards it would be a master stroke
I want to see lots more of Manu in first grade at the Warriors but not outside Kata. He's wasted there. Although it might be interesting to see him play outside a real centre again to see what he can still do
Maybe the only other change I would make would to move Afoa
up the list so that he gets game time. He's shown that he has talent and potential and he can only improve with more time on the field. Maybe not 80 minutes week after week yet but 20 - 40 minutes a game to bring him on
I'm guessing he will be part of the planning for next year?