But that's not really the problem. The problem is that if he gets injured then we need to put a worse player on the bench to cover minutes somewhere. I'd rather have the best possible team for the prelim. Every other concern is far second.
We'll be completely short for big hard middle players if Taga, Gal, Paulo and JSL are missing. I just can't justify the risk.
I get all of this ... I guess I just feel for the Newtown players. They bust their guts for 9 Months only to have their best players sat out in their biggest game of the year. I suppose NSW Cup teams are used to it by now though.as much as we need to win the semi, chances are neither of these guys will feature
i would like newtown in the grand final as well, and capewell/jsl give us a red hot chance of doing so