or that they are better players at the respective points of their careers but yes Canberra pack is superior to ours
We don't have a point of comparison for Blayke playing behind their pack, them playing behind our pack etc
Certainly Starling looks better I won't argue that. Think Hodgson is already on the way out as a full time 9 but perhaps a good demo of how we can use Cam and Blayke.
According to their team websites Tom is 172cm and 80kg and Blayke is 180cm and 80kg so Tom is shorter but quite a bit more solid.
For comparison also Reece is 180cm 93kg so again much more solid than Blayke. Even Liddle who was also mentioned 2 years older than these other guys but 184cm and 91kg so again, bigger than Blayke.
I've very hopeful we will see Blayke stack on some kilos over the offseason as that extra weight and muscle in the middle will help him a lot in defence and also likely with his confidence to run.
Blayke is off contract after next year and we have Cam for a while so it is a very important year for him in terms of his career trajectory.