I said a little while ago about Kelly playing that 14 in the similar way to peachey.. but it would also mean the 9 would be playing 80 or close too but it would add that extra attacking threat so you could nearly go Turpin at 9 and Kobe start at 13 and fill in 9 if Turpin gets gassed.Correct. Look at the top 8 teams’ locks almost none of them are the traditional prop like Patty.
Manly: J Trbo
Eels: Brown (prop)
Titans: Tino (prop) Peachy off the bench
I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the bottom 8 is full of teams playing props at lock: Josh Jackson, Jack De Belin, Twal, Flegler, etc
You’d be tempted to throw a cheap 1/2 year deal at Peachy just based how important quick ball playing locks are in the modern game. Even Albert Kelly looks like he’s happy to take hit ups, is it worth the experiment ?
Kobe could have the ability to be that 13 with Turpin going there when Paix comes on. We've only scratched the surface of Kobe and I think Turpin has played some of his best footy when he was playing in the halves.
There are a few options within the squad that could potentially work.