I think Hazelton should be a regular first grader, even just on the bench. Breaks up the theme of short nuggety type of forwards we have
I guess we have either different definitions of short/nuggety or of theme?
Hazelton 198cm 116kg
Hunt 192cm 112kg
BHU 191cm 115kg
Rudolf 190cm 106kg
Colquhoun 190cm 106kg
Kaufusi 188cm 114kg
Finucane 188cm 102kg
Graham 186cm 96kg
Williams 184cm 98kg
The second biggest bloke we have would have been preferred to the smallest if fit
Out of my own interest for comparison to team we just played (bold was in squad)
Hazelton 198cm 116kg vs Burgess 196cm 120kg
Hunt 192cm 112kg vs Knight 194cm 106kg
BHU 191cm 115kg vs DSF 192cm 112kg
Rudolf 190cm 106kg vs SMitchell 191cm 118kg
Colquhoun 190cm 106kg vs Arrow 189cm 101kg
Kaufusi 188cm 114kg vs Moale 186cm 112kg
Finucane 188cm 102kg vs Murray 184cm 95kg
Graham 186cm 96kg vs Tatola 183cm 114kg
Williams 184cm 98kg vs Sele 182cm 102kg
We weighed 631kg vs 660kg. If we had Hunt over Williams and they had Sele over Shaq, 645kg vs 644kg
So the size difference was really we lost a heavy guy and had a light replacement. They lost a light guy and had a heavy replacement.
We put 1127cm on the park, they put 1129cm on the park.
So we did have somewhat of a lighter pack on the field compared to them this game although that was influenced significantly by player availability.
I didn't include either teams 14, McInnes and Taafe although McInnes did spend half an hour in our middle which would have reduced the "average" we had on at a given time, at 177cm and 91kg he was mostly subbed for Finucane. This maybe compounded by their two heaviest playing 90 minutes to our two heaviest 74.
If fit though their 14 would usually be Havili who is 178cm but 106kg, so in two fully fit squads their 14 probably adds some size difference vs ours.
Keen to see healthy Hunt or otherwise Hazleton come in this week for Graham though, I think they have more capacity to impact the game than he does. He fights Finucane, McInnes & Williams for role too much