The penalty really needs to be awarded fairly for the team that copped the infraction. Maybe send offs are the go for a bit. I like the fractional fine on top of that.I really don't like the idea of suspensions anymore. Unless it's for something really dangerous it should just result in a fine relative to a players salary. 2% of their salary and it rises each time or something. With the way the NRL is going they're going to need 50 man squads soon.
I hope Lodge sticks around for Round 13... we could really use him!!Gonna be some selection headaches by round 13/14
I’d like Riki to get some time in q cup once we are at full strength. When Glenn is back there are now a few good bench 2nd row options in Palasia, Robati, Hetherington, and potentially Piakura.I hope Lodge sticks around for Round 13... we could really use him!!
5 Coates (maybe Oates or Arthars pending form, because Coates is a fucking woeful defender)
8 Lodge (Flegler if Lodge moves on before Rd 13)
13 Flegler (Asiata if Lodge moves on... I'd like to see Asiata take this spot eventually though)
15 Asiata (Bull / Riki if Lodge moves on... I think we start to look a bit skinny if Lodge moves on)
17 Bull / RIki
That's basically full strength except Carrigan and Teo... I think without Lodge we start to look very skinny.
I think Kennedy has been good at keeping up the momentum, but the risk seems to be around how many minutes he can get through. Without Lodge he'll have to bump that up.I’d like Riki to get some time in q cup once we are at full strength. When Glenn is back there are now a few good bench 2nd row options in Palasia, Robati, Hetherington, and potentially Piakura.
I do worry about how we’ll go without Lodge. Our biggest asset has been his ability to team up with Haas and bully opposition packs, the drop off is already noticeable when he subs off. Some of the other guys really need to stand up or we might be in trouble. Poor Haas will be relied on to do it all like last season.