Kamikamica is out too and Kenny Bromwich in doubt, unlikely to play.Optimistic? Kaufusi and NAS missing helps, but they still have a huge edge in big game experience - 6 forwards who are Origin or Aust or NZ Test players, plus several grand finals together.
We've got Jake and Marty.
Schu and Smole have about a dozen games each in NRL!
Will be a great experience for our youngsters, as I said I don't think we lose anything talent-wise.
That leaves them with Jesse Bromwich, Welch and Finucane in terms of experience in the pack.
I get your point, it’s still classy. But their outs certainly help.