Yeah I’m basing it on that Miller doesn’t go anywhere near that wing again. Not sure if Fitz was training him there in the off season to help improve him or not though. If he was still just a fullback and Dykes has jumped him like we all have predicted, there’s a chance that he may not have played first grade this year.
Yeah really not sure how you can drop Graham though so that’s probably the major sticky point in Friz coming over. But it only takes one injury in that starting forward pack/bench and Friz could earn that spot without having to drop anyone.
One injury is fine, Williams or Kaufusi (or BHU or Hunt if you thought one of them missed out) can come in, no worries.
Won't be many games we don't have at least one forward out injured/suspended. Next man up likely to play 20+ games.
Last season our 1st and 2nd forward call ups Fifita (22) and (21) still played quite a lot of football (assuming first choice bench of McInnes, Wilton, Williams, Hunt).
With current depth and similar injury/suspensions that would mean around 20 games goes to whoever new 2nd backup forward is, likely Colquhoun or Hazleton. Based on looking at things that way there probably is a clear spot of Frizell in our depth chart.
He plays around 20 and Colquhoun & Hazelton fall back to their 5 games between them plus probably in position to take some bench games off Trindall, so maybe they are good for more like 15 between them.
That's probably better than Colquhoun (or Hazelton) playing 20 and Trindall playing 10+ off the bench again.