So looking at Clifford and Ponga halves supposedly if Pearce goes. Clune as backup.
I'd leave Ponga at FB personally which gives you Clifford and Clune, a bit uninspiring, can see why a cheap vet would be of interest at least.
He's getting no offers and going cheap for a reason though.
You couldn't go into a season with 6 Clifford 7 Clune 9 Brailey 14 Mann and no other halves or hookers on your books though, have to sign someone.
Bailey Hodgson would have to be looking real sharp in preseason that I'd move Ponga.
As a player I like Mann more than Clune but as a starting half I think I prefer Clune and Mann in that 14/first fill in role.How about Clifford and Mann in the halves, Ponga at fullback. Norman for depth/competition? Think I'd find a spot in the team for Mann ahead of Norman or Clune