Really don't know why this fella in side over fifs. For the minutes he plays, barring injuries, offers very little to team. Fifs should b a limp up until cavalry r fit
I don't really. He didn't play Q Cup in 2019 so was one of those kids that lost a whole year. He has effectively jumped from Blackhawks U20's Colts to NRL. I do know that the Cowboys won't be giving him up any time soon. (Jack Martin was in all of those same squads btw). Note also that Condon is a back rower rather than a middle.
I was thinking Ben's weight would lend him to being able to cover middle forward (has played there in lower grades) but I would agree now that his build is suited more to backrow.
kinda like a taller, heavier and lankier Wilton
Ben had a solid game on the weekend - Chad will enjoy feeding him some ball into half gaps on the edges
He definitely could play middle forward, but good back rowers are harder to find that 40-minute middles. They'll keep him there for now I reckon. Back row has been an issue for them. Wright, Dunn, Hess have all had some good moments and very bad ones.
Wilton has been huge for us. 200m against the Knights and 50 tackles the week prior against the Roosters. he is also missing tackles and getting played out of position but when he can bring it all together and get consistent games in the backrow he could become a valuable player for us if not already
I'm happy he gets a crack this week. We have been the only side pushing out a bench full of big men and its not working.
I'm not a Billy fan, but I think we need to try something different.