Agreed Gards, I think when Jesse is back and Connor is fit, then that'll be our centre pairing. Sifa can still do a great job from the forward rotation and we certainly need it at the moment.While it was always unfair and unrealistc to expect Sifa to live up to the hype and expectation following his demolition job on Manly (you can't do that every week) he has still being going fairly well running the ball hard and whacking blokes in defense.
There has been less good opportunities for his passing and kicking game with the whole teams structure and ryhtm disjointed and looking more flat and less smooth. He is getting smothered and rushed up on by multiple defenders cutting down his impact and we haven't been able to come up with a counter play to take advantage of this.
Having said all that I think his effectivness in the centres is starting to wane a bit and on the weekend he missed alot of tackles so when he is fit I am happy enough to bring him back into the forwards rotation. Might freshen him up a bit as well
Tracey is having a red hot crack at centre showing improvement and Ramien will be back. Plus we are down on forwards with no BHU, Dale or Jack Williams.
If there is something worse than marking up on Talakai for 80 mins it might be marking up on a Talakai that can put all his strength and energy into a 30-40 min spell
It wasn't that he didn't used to be damaging coming from the bench it's just we saw less of him and in less space