Walsh
Montoya
Pompey
Aitken
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Chanel Harris-Tavita (if not Asi)
Shaun Johnson

Addin Fonua-Blake
Egan
Afoa
Katoa
Murchie
Tohu Harris

Otukolo
Lodge
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Tevaga

I'm contradicting myself in asking for another right edge combo by moving Aitken there but it's in the best interests of the team & Chanel Harris-Tavita, if fit, will help stiffen up the left somewhat.

Rough interchange guide barring injuries:
1. Lodge on Bunty off at 20
2. Jazz on Tohu Harris off at 25
3. Ben Murdoch-Masila on Addin Fonua-Blake off at 30
4. Otukolo on Egan off at 30
5. Addin Fonua-Blake on at 55 Ben Murdoch-Masila off
6. Egan on Otukolo off at 60
7. Tohu Harris on Lodge off at 65
8. Bunty on Jazz of at 70

Addin Fonua-Blake plays 55
Egan plays 50
Bunty plays 30
Katoa & Murchie play 80
Tohu Harris plays 40
Otukolo plays 30
Lodge plays 45
Ben Murdoch-Masila plays 25
Jazz plays 45
 
Our think our biggest issue all season has been our back row.

A combination of Aitken, Sironen and Jazz are to small. Katoa also while big gets fatigued and doesnt dominate. Individually they are good defenders but they dont dominate or control the ruck speed, allowing the opposition to put the most meters on us of any team and expose our edges.

Aitken - 92m per game
Jazz - 75m per game
Sironen - 46m per game
Katoa - 75m per game

A decent second rower should be over 100m highlighting they are physically spend and undersized.

Tohu Harris back fixes a lot of issues (as shown on the weekend) and if he pushes Aitken to centre that solves a lot more issues there as well, where you just need to stop the attack without dominating it. Next year we solve this through recruitment.

Our 11, 12 and 13 have been a major cause of our defensive woes.
You nailed it. A big reason for signing Barnett and Niukore. You want some attacking threat from your backrowers.
 
Our think our biggest issue all season has been our back row.

A combination of Aitken, Sironen and Jazz are to small.
Exactly
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Some big suggestions by Nrl.com, if we see Aitken, Chanel, Arthurs and Egan all return that would be massive.

I don't want our wingers to change because I believe they are both very capable. I think Berry needs to come back, yes he had a few bad games but we know he can strong defensively.
 
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Stats say hes not a standout

I like the guys potential but he has to do a role within the team. Being lighter and faster he needs to be supported by dominant players around him. We dont have those dominant players after our starting props go off and with our lightweight second row.

To much smallness at once and its showing up in the lack of run meters and lack of control of the ruck speed game after game after game
Stats also show that he got 3 Dally M points.

Being at the ground, I can tell you he was absolutely full of beans from the get go. Even when he got subbed after 60 he was pacing the sideline like he was itching to get back out there. Tigers had a monster pack too, and he was absolutely giving it to them.

I think on this forum we over-emphasise size and under-emphasise skill and heart a lot of the time.
 
This team would give me confidence...

1. Walsh
2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3. Berry or Arthurs (whoever gets their confidence back faster)
4. Aitken (great backrower but fact is our edge defence is miles away and we can fill in backrow good enough)
5. Montoya
6. Chanel
7. Johnson
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Egan
10. Lodge
11. Curran
12. Harris
13. Jazz

14. Ben Murdoch-Masila
15. Katoa or Murchie...over both of them at the moment
16. Bunty
17. A rookie prop

Our bench being all short impacts but our starting lineup is insanely fit so I reckon it would work
 
Walsh
Montoya
Pompey
Aitken
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Chanel Harris-Tavita (if not Asi)
Shaun Johnson

Addin Fonua-Blake
Egan
Afoa
Katoa
Murchie
Tohu Harris

Otukolo
Lodge
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Tevaga

I'm contradicting myself in asking for another right edge combo by moving Aitken there but it's in the best interests of the team & Chanel Harris-Tavita, if fit, will help stiffen up the left somewhat.

Rough interchange guide barring injuries:
1. Lodge on Bunty off at 20
2. Jazz on Tohu Harris off at 25
3. Ben Murdoch-Masila on Addin Fonua-Blake off at 30
4. Otukolo on Egan off at 30
5. Addin Fonua-Blake on at 55 Ben Murdoch-Masila off
6. Egan on Otukolo off at 60
7. Tohu Harris on Lodge off at 65
8. Bunty on Jazz of at 70

Addin Fonua-Blake plays 55
Egan plays 50
Bunty plays 30
Katoa & Murchie play 80
Tohu Harris plays 40
Otukolo plays 30
Lodge plays 45
Ben Murdoch-Masila plays 25
Jazz plays 45
I really like that team and interchange. Please email Brown before any announcement.