This season Des has blooded: Hodkinson - a star already (and sadly poached) Whare - clearly a talent Hopoate - clearly also a major talent Oldfield - looked fantastic in last few weeks (and of course Foran who was blooded late last year and now a superstar) This is great but they are ALL backs. Given forwards win matches (and premierships) how come there has not been one forward blooded? With Rodney and Perry gone and Choc on one leg we are now screaming for some rookie forwards to take their place but there's nobody in line because nobody has been blooded. Do we just have nobody or is their some baby Beaver's or Perry's who've been sadly held back? Sure Buhrer is on the bench on Sunday but he's as good as a first game rookie. There is no way an average utility player like Bailey should be replacing hard as nails workhorse backrower Rodney but because no young forwards have been blooded that's what Des has given us. Oh dear. Meanwhile when you look around every other club in the 8 has a host of young forward talent.