100%. Luke Metcalf
is our halves cover. Simple as that. To try to slot him in the team just because he is fast is foolish. Its the same flawed logic as when Cappy slotted Tuimoala Lolohea in at wing because in his words Tui was just too good to leave out. That left Tui's development in tatters and our wing spot weakened. This was a kid that played in the halves all his life.
Same goes for Metcalf. He has no experience at wing or centre. The fact that he defends there on occasion shows he is weak defensively. Its a common tactic used to help mask a players inability to defend by sandwiching him between two of your best defenders i.e. centre and second rower. Go back and watch the 2018 game against the Storm where we got pummelled and watch where Mason Lino was defending and how the Storm ruthlessly exposed that whole edge.
This is Harry Siejka all over again. People were overestimating Siejka's ability and being downright disrespectful of Thomas Leuluai's. Replace Tommy with Te Maire Martin
and history seems to be repeating itself at Warrior Nation...