Between the two excellent posters arguing over whether to carry a back up hooker in this thread.....my two cents:
off the bench.
He's utility cover for most of the spine and center + loose forward at a pinch....that is like lance.
favours playing two dummy halfs for an overlapping period ( Loolooeye at 13 off the bench till he pulls Luke for NZ).
is obsessed with ball playing forwards to the point where he will have two hookers and two halves plus a ball playing backrowet ( Kearneys own role as a player....the mantle he handed to Frank Pritchard, and now has his son Tohu Harris
That is a Kiwi league legacy which Kearney
still fosters....the mobile ball playing NZ forward....Kearney
himself being a young Jedi to Mark Graham and Hugh Mcgahons Yoda and Obi one.
Tis a shame Sonny Anakin Sky Walker Bill joined the dark side ( his manager is the emperor from a long line of biblical Sith Lords... sleeper Cell code hopper....tongue in cheek warning please don't Salman Rushdie me for having a LARF.. .
I digress...it will be interesting to see what SK
does....what fits the process.
Outside back hit ups and Giant wing does forwards job is not part of the process.. ..
So who knows if the spare hooker is still relevant with Kearney
....clearly he changes the script to suit.