These thoughts arise with the potential of Cleary being out for the next Origin or for that matter Moses being injured.
Now I have little confidence in Jake Arthur being good enough yet to replace either half, whether it is Brown or Moses. I suspect though that BA will go with JA if Brown was out (not my choice).
So this leaves for me that Jordan Rankin is the obvious and deserving playmaking half to replace Moses, i.e. not JA!
If the opposite happens and Brown is out then I believe Gutho should go 5/8 but then this leaves us the fullback position to fall back on.....maybe Rankin could play fullback, he has in the past at NRL level, I am not sure of what I saw of the young NZ fullback playing reggies is ready for the job..... Is Opacic capable of playing fullback? and Penisi coming into the centres?
Now in writing all these one off's and if's please leave any nepotism or favour discussions from the coach out of it. Keep it to just who people think are the best for the circumstances, otherwise it will become a bash BA exercise.