Sorry I havent been through this thread but though Id quickly throw my thoughts out there before the actual list comes out.
1. TUIMOALA LOLOHEA
2. KEN MAUMALO
3. KONRAD HURRELL
4. SOLOMONE KATA
5. JONATHAN WRIGHT
6. CHAD TOWNSEND
7. SAM TOMKINS
8. JACOB LILLYMAN
9. NATHAN FRIEND
10. BEN MATULINO
11. RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER
12. RYAN HOFFMAN
13. SIMON MANNERING
14. NATHANIEL ROACHE
15. ALBERT VETE
16. CHARLIE GUBB
17. SAM LISONE
18. SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO
Rather Sam Tomkins at halfback. In terms of having someone who has the voice, respect and experience to do the job he is hands down our best candidate. No way you have Chad Townsend running the show.
I guess it depends on how see the remaining season panning out. If you still want to hold out hope pf making the top 8 than you run with Sam. If you want to start developing for next season you trial Tuimoala there. For all we know Tui might inspire us to a Grand Final in the same way that Shaun Johnson
did in 2011 but Townsend is no James Maloney and our pack isnt the same so I very much doubt it.
Wouldnt surprise me if Tui gets a shot but I dont want to see him thrown to the wolves only to suffer a mental roadblock. He'll do a good job though. Like Cappy said he has no choice but too. Also help him stake his claim over Thomas Leuluai for the 5/8 spot next year. A spot TL has the inside running for.
in for Fish. Glen Fisiiahi was total shit house against Manly. Simple one on one tackles. No stopping power or impact on hit ups. Form doesnt warrant re-selection.
Konrad Hurrell back in to replace Tuimoala.
If Cappy has to have a hooker on the bench then its time to cut Siliva Havili and go with Nathaniel Roache
. If as we have been hearing from the Warriors he is indeed the future than give him a taste to keep him hungry and on track. What have we got to lose?
Charlie Gubb is due back this week and not a moment to soon. Sione Lousi to make way. Same players but Gubb has the bigger engine and less errors.
Time to bring back Sam Lisone
. Sam Rapira to drop out. Need some mongrel in the pack and Lisone
has that in spades.
Sebastine Ikahihifo in for Ryan Hoffman if he isnt ready...