I was thinking about this yesterday. How on earth has the Storm got so far in front of us from Melbourne? Like you said their fourth choice fullback looks streets ahead of what our capt. contagious offered. Why has our forward planning been left to rot on the vine for so long?It's a sad state of affairs when the Storms 4th string fullback would walk into our side and their 3rd string 9 Harry Grant would be their somewhere as well.
Shit we have spots that are in desperate need of some class yet many of our young bucks cannot see a path into the first team and choose to move elsewhere.
From what I have seen this season we have Coates and Farnworth coming through as backs who are just about ready to step up into first grade and essentially that's it.
It may be a false perception but it seems Melbourne are able to pull players from nowhere for any position and they instantly look the goods. Could you imagine Shiba getting a run down there? Worse still could you imagine him getting a subsequent spot after the shit shows he has delivered?