Against the Warriors, I am confident that we will address the incredibly soft defence we all witnessed in the opening exchanges against the Vermin. Jake will be back and Starling should start. Lawrence had a shocker last outing, so hoping he is relegated to bench at best. I pray that we don't pick the same team to play the Warriors. Only because we surely can't pick a team again where one of our halves don't have the ability to construct a decent kicking game. Apart from the generational worst opening defensive effort we all saw against Souths, make no mistake, we would have won that game if we had a half decent kicking game. Yeah, good on Api and Walker for having great running games last outing. But, their kicking game was atrocious. For goodness sake, why was Snake placed in the position to complete the set on four occasions. Snake has many abilities but a solid attacking kicking game is not one of them. We even had not rely on Vave putting in our best short grubber of the night! I can forgive Lyon for kicking out on the full. We all know he can execute superb short or down the line kicks, but he is not a potential solution to take on the dominant halve short and long kick responsibility. His long kicking game kinda sucks. If we think we can win another game before Cherry returns without having an accomplished short and long kicker in the halves, then think again. If we play with the same halves combination against the Warriors, then it's a given that we will lose. Api and Walker will be found out. Xmas doesn't strike twice in one year and the Warriors will be awake to their appetite to take on the lines themselves. Which will bring to the forefront our inability to execute a good kicking game. So what are our options? Funnily enough, young Tommy was probably our best option to play in the halves in the last game against Souths. He is the only one from that squad that looked remotely capable of executing an all round kicking game. But that would have been silly to have played him in the halves. We shouldn't confuse his wing to ultimate elite fullback career path with unnecessary stints in the halves. Do we have any other halves in the club that can pull of a decent kicking game? Is Moltzen a better option? Can John kick the ball short and long?