I think he would be a perfect dummy half, but I don't think any coach in the nrl would be willing to shift dce to 9. A lot of risk and the club wouldn't want to be mocked for having a 1.3 million hooker even if it could work well.
I think the 9 just has to do a job. Unlike this season we appear to have plenty of playmakers locked in for 2021. Foran, DCE, schuster. The 9 just has to provide good service and a little bit of brain. With what we have at the moment I vote Foran at 6 w/ Cust at 9 (Schuster lock) or Foran at 9 w/ Cust at 14. I'd look to england for some dummy halves in the meantime. Parcell or that Clark dude looks ok
Sure its a risk . That risk is somewhat negated if cut price halves schuster and foran deliver. DCE is more suited to hooker than either of those guys
It could be trialled. Ben hun t is a similar prospect in both price and deliverables at 7
If schuster and foz do work out and i concede the risk involved, the added bonus is that chez might not take up his option and become a bonko or similar giving manly some much needed wriggle room in the cap as they develop the transitional players required