Starting the season I wouldn't mind trialling TPJ starting at 13 and just being given the direction to go all out for 25 mins (give or take). Having him and our starting props going at 100%, softening up the opposition's middle and then having asiata finishing the game at 13, taking advantage of the softened middle with a bit of ball play could work.Love the positivity, How do you see our pack rotating? Haas/Lodge starting props with Asiata starting 13 or Pangai? Pangai/Carrigan/Fleg off the bench? Ricki starting over Oates now with his latest injury?
TPJ could then return for his second stint back in at prop (i think he is best as a middle forward) or 2nd row (giving respite to riki or oates who may take some time to adjust to playing 80 mins at 2nd row in first grade)