Firstly Gift imo is integral to our chances at the back end of the season. Some points that are positives from a negative without him are - 1- Used Matai far more who has always been underrated in attack & i thought he was up with Foz as our best on the night. 2- Lyon gets early ball which usually is more playing off Glen through the line. Love Lyon getting a 1 on 1 with his opposite number & often beats his man or puts Wolf away outside or inside in this situation. 3- With Gift missing our defence loses steel & dominance in that ruck with Gift imo the most underrated 1 on 1 defender in the game. This makes the other fowards have to step up like they did in the middle & with this improves them making the Manly fowards with Glen available , able to compete with the best packs in the game come crunch time.