With Bird (hopefully stays) and Staggs full time next season at 3/4 - one of them is going to have to be a floater, would leave Shiba no where then? Assuming Coates grabs the wing spot permanently.Herbie by a mile out of those two but I wouldn't move him. His strength isn't anything you want at fullback. No kicking game and no passing game. He's turning into a great winger.
You can see how close or far away he is now, at the start of the year he didn't understand the basics of league, everything took him that split second of thinking was a game earlier in the season where he went to marker and clearly didn't understand the role.really feel its time for Perese to be given a shot at centre....at least for 1 game this year....give us some idea how close or far away he is from pushing for a first team run-on spot...
so...no different from Coates and JPD when they play centre.....You can see how close or far away he is now, at the start of the year he didn't understand the basics of league, everything took him that split second of thinking was a game earlier in the season where he went to marker and clearly didn't understand the role.
He's got that under control now and he's got league smarter in attack he but certainly not in defence.
Last night was a classic example, run for miles score chip and chase try but defend a three on three- no he comes in and goes out and just gets done too often. He averages too many missed tackles and very bad reads in defence. Needs to refine that part of his game.
No big difference considering he is getting exposed in ISC , Your talking about NRL. Maybe watch him play , he leaves huge holes in there defensive line. Just think what good NRL teams would do to him , if average ISC teams are doing it.so...no different from Coates and JPD when they play centre.....
Staggs ?I like the look of Farnsworth. There's just something about him that I like. I like his energy. He's tenacious. He's fast and lanky and seems like he's hard to tackle. We need that kind of body shape and energy out wide.
He hasn't done anything fantastic though. He's still a kid. Does he read the game well? How's his footy smarts? How's his defense? Can he pass well? Does he understand Centre play? We have to give him a chance.
Next season, I'd like to see the centre pairing of Bird and Farnsworth.