Our 2023 campaign starts somewhat on Saturday with a trial against Penrith. Considering this is the first trial it is believed majority of the team will be reserve graders bar some. I think players that will play round 1 or have a chance that will play Saturday are; Russell, Dunster, Ogden, Makatoa and JA. Matterson i think could get a game aswell to get some match preparation for round 4.
I am excited to see Russell as i believe he will play Centre on Saturday to prepare for Round 1. Dunster also to see how he has recovered from his ACL, PCL and MCL tears.
I think this will be the team as follows
6. Asi (if injured perhap Jack A Williams)
Bench just randomly
Greig, Matterson, Brown, Lumelume, Hands, Yates, Taumoepenu, plus more but heading into NSW contract territory.
I am also excited to see how Mataele plays as he is a kid that could be the future at 12 above Doorey and Momoisea.
I think there is a chance though we could see Doorey and Momoisea start in the back-row with the sole purpose of them two battling it out for no. 12 jersey in round 1.
Russell is afullback
Surely we have a better young option as backup fullback than that bloke.