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Agree, he should only be on the bench if we are going with a utility and smith isn't available.
agree - I like Taka but may have to miss out with a full side and bench
I was liking the moses/Jennings/French combo last year, would not change it.
I would have taka centre and hayne on the wing, however give hayne the Radradra privileges and let him switch with taka during plays and float across the backline as a second fullback, particularly off scrum plays.
If hayne plays centre our wing would just be too much of a massive liability, auvua struggles with positioning both in attack and defence and struggles under the high ball. Hoff would struggle to make any other team. Davis showed in his game last season he isn't of first grade quality. Smith could slot in there but I see him as a fullback/half rather than winger and two small wingers may damage our go forward early in sets.
fake Midjet I like the different combos thinking. Same goes with Pritchard and King 2 very different styles
And playing shorter minutes, neither Pritchard nor King (or Smith) becomes a defensive liability.
Hayne won't be on the wing ( or 5/8 or lock). I think he'll be in the No. 1.
At Surfers for a break, if you ever thought that they didn't like Hayne , then don't talk to anyone. To say they think he is a shifty, untrustworthy layabout is short of their real opinion
They obviously want him to fail big time, tried to explain that they should look at the NRL CEO and his iffy manager, but made no difference, really ticked off and want nothing but for him to have a real bad year. Just got a feeling he is going to brain it, let's see.
Hayne at fullback drawing in the opposition centre and throwing a long cut out pass to an unmarked French. Hayne the ball player, French the runner. Due to Hayne's size he can play like a second 5/8 and run right to the line prior to passing and be very dangerous. Hayne at fullback is also a lot safer in defence over French.