I would rate us a good chance had we had our full squad playing.
When I say good, I mean good as firm underdogs.
A lot of fear in this thread this week. And rightly so. You cannot judge anything about our season if we lose because on paper we are playing the strong contenders for the Minor premiership.
Lets allow ourselves the reality that the Sharks did not get to where they are in four rounds.
Any time we lose one from our spine or an apex forward, it would be unreasonable to not see that we will struggle against a best in comp team.
This week we have one of each out, we have the guy who is SJs foil, the guy who has been buying Shaun Johnson
time and space, and we are missing arguably our most effective offensive and defensive forward...certainly our most in form non hooking forward.
The good news is Egan
, the pack will be ok and could play over the top or more accurately around their pack if we have a red hot go.
Our line speed and ability to present a straight line has been remarkable, and you can rightly dream off that....you can rightly fantasize that the Blue Green Red White Wall can hold on a good night.
Like john nick
said, possession is critical. And this is where Ben Cummings makes this an unlikely/even remote chance of being in the contest, not to mention the appalling bunker.
If you think that is making excuses, go read the LU game day spoilers thread against the Dogs to see all the neutrals across the NRL swear how shit the Warriors get it from the Reffs, many saying they get it shit but no one gets the shit the Warriors get.
The bald brothers, as coined by Motu Tony who is a bald bro now and all-round Warriors legend have been amaze balls.
If we are playing well, and the best of Dylan Walkers Manly form shows up, we could take anyone, on his night he is as good as any player in the NRL. We have not seen it yet at the Warriors. He is trying hard, sometimes too hard to the point of blowing it....but if Walker goes MOM we will score a lot of points for a change and be as much of a threat as anything Cronullar can throw at us.