Well last week you could see they're starting to change the way we play, reverting Milf back into a traditional 6 and D to be a 7. They're transitioning it it looks like, baby steps... Dearden was kicking on 5th and Milford was running the ball on 4.Still a choker, soon as Widdop has been out they have been abysmal. I said in 2014 that Hunt will never win a premiership as a halfback, and i'm standing by that. He's been a big part of the reason for 2 grand final defeats. One in under 20s and the big one in 2015.
I'm sure he's a good bloke, but god he cracks under pressure.
He definitely would be towards the bottom. He really hasn't brought much yet, but he has been solid in defence and hasn't been making any bad mistakes or giving away 7 tackle sets or anything by overplaying his hand. I think he is giving us a more rounded option than Nikorima. Sure Nikorima might get us a try every couple weeks with his speed, but he is usually responsible for putting us under a lot of pressure in defence.
Dearden's defence really has impressed me. Hopefully by the back end of the year he has developed a bit more, and has a huge off season, gains a couple kilos and gets more involved.
The week off might be great for Dearden's game. Give them both some time to calibrate more into those roles