Guys we are always going to have a 3 forward bench with a utility, because we always run a backrow with 2 80min backrowers. 2 props, 1edge/mid and a utility. Without injuries our 8 subs breakdown goes 4 prop, 2 backrow, with the 2 spare for the last 10mins like most teams do. Lawton will come in for mine when up to speed, due to being a genuine utility. The team won't change for the titans unless lawton comes in, or mannering is fit(prob rest him again anyway as Papa was outstanding.
It's only going to be for 3/4 weeks till Manners is back, so can't see why not. He'll have his hands full this week against Proctor thats for sure, Taylor was hitting Proc on the short ball all game yesterday.
Im 90% sure they are running mannering as a left edge backrower this year, im guessing to try and preserve him past this season. I think Sao/Pulu will keep the 13 jersey rotation and Papali'i will go back down to ISP.I'm talking even when manners is back, assuming manners goes to lock does papa keep the edge?
If he keeps performing like he did on Saturday, it will be next to impossible to put Papali’i back down to ISP. He was so damn good.
Agree, and I'd pick Lisone. Out of the two, Sao had the stronger game on Saturday....