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Should we turn Burnesey into a lock ?

Duff

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With his selection on the bench tomorrow night, I'd say he'll play at lock when he comes on. Why take Monas or Ballin off ?
Next year, no Monas, no Beaver. That puts Matai in the centres & opens up a backrow spot.
Burnes defends like a mongrel & adds attacking options. Correct me if I'm wrong but that sounds like a lock to me.
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Duff

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Too light for what ?
Not defence, he's an axe & lock & 5/8, in an attacking side can be the same thing on either side of the ruck.
 

Garts

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Burns would make a great lock if he packed on another 10+kgs, aint going to happen.
 

Duff

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Remember that Des Hasler, Craig Wing & Kurt Gidley have spent some time at lock. None of them are dissimilar to Travis.
 

Chip and Chase

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Should we get rid of the two e's in his name and just call him Burnsy ?
 

ManlyBacker

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I would move Beaver to lock. Keeps Stewy2 and Choc in the second row.
 

Fluffy

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i can see your point but im not sure his attack would really suit lock at all. Defence wouldnt be an issue. The ball players who move to lock are a lot heavier than travis, closer to the 100 mark.
 

fLIP

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If we were considering anybody into the lock position I would say matai would be the go.

We can then fit Burns into his number 1 spot and jamie also.
 

weneedacement

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Boys on the gold coast reckon travis is coming home to qld next year, so we've only got the remainder of the year to make him into a lock - not gonna happen....
 

DSM5

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I'm a Burns fan at 5/8. I don't understand why we don't sign him and play him there permanently. We lose without his defense.
 

CliffyIsGod

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His enthusiasum is his main strength. Burns at five-eigth, Lyon at centre, Mattai of the bench like Rod Jensen.
 

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