As they haven't played yet I will retain all positivity until after they have played a few rounds.
We have middles who can put us on the front foot and a Hooker who seems to maintain that momentum, would like more of a running game, but no one is perfect.
We have experienced Halves, particularly Shaun Johnson
who can organise the team and keep their shapes. Both present running threats individually. Add Chanel Harris-Tavita
chiming in from FB as another playmaker.
All second Row options can be lethal with the right ball, I am not convinced about Katoa
's defence, but that is just a niggly thing.
Our Centres are green, but both have played 1st Grade and have been through pre seasons, both have ability and they both have experience both sides of them. Plus two quick strong Wings who work hard.
It seems to me that Chanel Harris-Tavita
is at FB because the game plan is to let the ball do more work, this means that more bodies will have to be in motion around the ball. Another definition of counter attack or 'Warrior ball', is supporting the ball carrier. As Walsh
is not there for this game Chanel Harris-Tavita
is the closest we have to him.
Of course in true Warrior fashion it could all turn to shit, but the scene is set with low expectations, a balanced squad, alpha players in the right positions and good depth to have a good crack and really piss off the Sydney media.