Probably a good call against the Eels to be fair, and likely the Storm too.
Would love to have a look at Volkman and Walsh in the halves in one of the latter games as a taster - Volkman had some expected rookie errors tonight, but there's a real touch of class to him and I think he's going to turn into a fantastic player for us. Kid certainly doesn't shy away from contact.
Other than that - I don't think we change much, Pompey needs to put away the 2nd tackle miracle plays and just take the hard carry sometimes. We're a better team with Arthurs in the centres, I don't think there's a huge need for Aitken to move back there just yet, he's been absolutely fantastic in the second row for us.
Jazz looked every bit like Brandon Smith out there tonight as a small man playing prop. I'm a bit torn on the forwards because as Jazz has said, he's a better player off the bench - but he's been great as a starter recently all things consideredd. Addin Fonua-Blake off the bench was brilliant - likely only because he's recovering from covid, but I wouldn't mind seeing it happen again.
Just as a side note - I'd love to see Curran get the (c) at some stage. What an absolute champion of a player and a bloke.
Pompey still needs to go and want to see Aitken there. Feel like we should blood a new prop, Bunty, Addin Fonua-Blake and Tohu Harris with them will allow limited minutes (like Pene). Someone mentioned Jazz actually playing 13 and not prop anyway...
Manu of the players came over to thank the supporters including Shaun Johnson, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Montoya, Curran etc. there were about 7 guys who took their shirts off and had B U N T Y ! ! Painted on their stomachs , Bunty jumped the fenced and got a photo with them . I wonder who got a shot?
So many great memories
Bunty got 3 stints off the bench & Addin had 2 after starting on the pine. Jazz's HIA obviously affected the rotation but I think that it being Bunty's 100th meant he got the last 10 minutes ahead of Pene