Like the team but would start Papalii for 20 and swap with Kaufausi.If Thurston can't make it...
15- Papalii (Kaufusi if Papalii is still down on whatever issue he has)
17- Glasby (Sims might get a look in)
If it was up to me...
NSW deliberately attacked Glasby . Glasby at marker out - in play will wrong foot him . It worked twice then they shelved it . Joey Johns was flabbergasted with their direction in attack .Out - in ball is cutting up the middle . Thurston has one arm . But play away from that .I think Papalii has got to be in the 2nd row. He's so damaging there, and it's all wasted in the front row. I'd consider moving Gillett to lock if they want to keep Cooper, would strengthen our front row rotation with McGuire back there, and could allow Hess to come off the bench on the edge.
Glasby...well, can you really pick him again after he almost cost us the game? It was disgraceful defence from him.
They won't pick someone just to cover for an injury that may not happen. Or to play in a position that he has hardly ever played in the club comp. He is not a utility type player. The Broncos need him more anyways.probably a bigger one than Morgan has this series (or Munster would)
he can cover for the backs in the event of injury, and can play in the backrow rotation as another big body and meter eater
Can play backs and fowards, that's a utility type player. And anyway Morgan plays in the forwards when he comes on when knowone gets injured and Oates would do a better job.They won't pick someone just to cover for an injury that may not happen. Or to play in a position that he has hardly ever played in the club comp. He is not a utility type player. The Broncos need him more anyways.
This is only if Thurston is out, in which case Morgan would play 5/8Oates gets gassed playing on the wing. No way they are going to play him in the forwards. I would want to see him tackle some big men for set after set before throwing him in that. Morgan was great in the middle while he was there. Strong defensively