NRL coaches, and brown no exception, being so conservative will probably see Sean O'Sullivan
start at 7 but there is a case to put kodi
on the ball more, his kicking has been the better of the 2 halves (not saying much) and it will force him to be more involved and let Turner
play a bit wider.
The raiders are very strong defensively though so its not a great game for turner
get confidence in straight away, but he’s also bigger and more athletic for defence than Sean O'Sullivan
so that could tip it his way, as again, NRL coaches are boring, boring men who value tackling and not making mistakes most of the time, and the raiders play pretty up the guts style as well.
But you’ve got to take a punt on your promising players when their turn comes IMO, otherwise what are you waiting on. If it was a one week injury then patching it and not changing anything with Sean O'Sullivan
would make more sense but its not looking like that.
Expect they both remain in the 19 up until kick off though.
They won’t notice Jamayne Tounua-Brown
not being there, probably start Ah Mau
and give Bunty his minutes and Kane Evans
gets the short Bunty stint at the end.
Also if you rate your forward depth and we should, then don’t play a half crocked Sironen
instead of fit Murchie
. Whether they start Ben Murdoch-Masila
(who has looked great) or Murch not sure.