Before getting blasted I realise Matty Ballin is a quality 80 minute player. In fact only held back from Qld status due to a future immortal in Cameron Smith. The fact is with the speed of the game constantly increasing, the option of an explosive dummy half runner is integral, as Segeyaro proved constantly in 2013 for Penrith. The new signing of Hodges could well add that option, personally have missed that spark we had when Le Strange would pop up & test the tiring central defenders. Buhrer has been reasonable when used as an impact around the ruck but Hodges appears to have a little more dash & could prove handy in 2014.