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I wouldn't drop Toby. He had a big impact whilst he was on last week. He can get match fitness in the top grade

Atko (18th man) for me (though I would say Hynes maybe rested)

I also would leave Teig at second row. I think that is burning one replacement unnecessarily.

So basically, I would use the next few games rotating our starting middles and if Iro needs a break from 1st grade, put Talakai back for a few weeks just to freshen him up a bit
Yep 15 mins in, that’s using a finite resource (subs) too loosely.

Both edges already struggle to get into the game sometimes, even if Talakai tried to force it how much impact can he have in that time in that position.
 
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Yep,
Wouldn't be messing with the back rowers unless you replace them from the 17 altogether which I don’t think we should be doing (sorry @djhabib).

Rotating the Front row would be more appropriate, giving Tommy and or Oregon some rest or starting from the bench so they avoid the initial barrage.

Talakai is best either starting centre or where he currently is depending on what role you want from him or if Iro needs a week or 2 rest.

Being Mr Obvious here but BHU, Hunt and Rudolph’s fitness is the key to who we use as starters.

The initial barrage is softening up, So any of those 3 (probably Toby and Hunt) can go out with a simple game plan, hit ups and tackles (don’t worry so much about ball playing/ off loading unless it is minimal risk).

We can then bring in the Williams, BHU and Talakai‘s to create damage with either of Tommy or Oregon to take up the “simply stuff“ role.

I also think that unless 10000000% confident of fitness, Nicho should be rested after Origin.
 
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Watching 9 Footy show (I know, I know) and Cam Smith is boring to listen to.
Then we have dumb and dumber. I really don’t know why I do this to myself?

Maybe cos Danika?
 

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Ryan Matterson suffering recurring dizziness and headaches according to Chammas
 

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Also, is it just me or has the "short" stocky Prop gone out of the game ala Danny Nutley and the legendary Hutch Maiva?

Plenty in union, but they have the unfortunate role of first to break their neck if the scum collapses
 

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Also, is it just me or has the "short" stocky Prop gone out of the game ala Danny Nutley and the legendary Hutch Maiva?

Plenty in union, but they have the unfortunate role of first to break their neck if the scum collapses
Quite a few more around that 180 and next few cm are more of a 13
Wiki says Hutch was 183 and Nutley 177 so even by current NRL Nutley was short. There’s a handful of props around Hutch’s height, like Terrell May but they probably aren’t ‘nuggety’ guys.
 
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For all his athletic ability, Dom Young is a bit goofy with decision making
More than a bit goofy. He’s a really dumb footballer.

Has all the physical attributes to be elite but isn’t a smart winger. Might come with experience.

The whole roosters attack is rushed and forced passes. If they work they put 50 on you. If it doesn’t they make error after error
 

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Did JWH get off scott free after SMASHING that dudes head in a tackle last weekend ?
 

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Did JWH get off scott free after SMASHING that dudes head in a tackle last weekend ?

MRC didn't want to risk him getting suspended for two weeks and losing the opportunity to decapitate Mahoney for the front rowers union in a couple of weeks
 

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Grade 1. Fine only. Yep.
At least they are consistent .
Nearly every grubby cheap shot he does is a fine ONLY.
Unless the victim gets taken to the hospital in an ambulance ?
 
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