Cooper’s been here since November and doesn’t seem to know any plays yet eitherI don’t think so ! Arthur won’t know the various plays yet!
The way I see it, Seib's is leaving his options open, or it's a smoke screen with the smoke clearing on match day. With so much experience missing, might as well just go for it and swap Johns for Arthur and have Gordy on the bench, and Tui to the reserves list.The team is ..
Number: Name: Brought to you by: 1 Kaeo Weekes 2 Jason Saab 3 Brad Parker 4 Tolu Koula 5 Reuben Garrick 6 Josh Schuster 7 Cooper Johns 8 Taniela Paseka 9 Lachlan Croker (c) 10 Toff Sipley 11 Haumole Olakau'atu 12 Samuela Fainu 13 Sean Keppie Bench 14 Christian Tuipulotu 15 Karl Lawton 16 Ethan Bullemor 17 Ben Condon Reserves 18 Morgan Boyle 19 Jake Arthur 20 Dean Matterson 21 Gordon Chan Kum Tong 22 Morgan Harper
The way I see it is everyone hopes that Seib’s is leaving his options open …The way I see it, Seib's is leaving his options open, or it's a smoke screen with the smoke clearing on match day. With so much experience missing, might as well just go for it and swap Johns for Arthur and have Gordy on the bench, and Tui to the reserves list.
Yes, probably the primary reason Tuipulotu has been selected - as cover for outside backs. With Burbo in the side, this wasn't an issue.I hope he learnt from the bench selection debacle that saw young Fainu thrown to the lions in the centres on his debut early in the game and then it took weeks for him to get another shot.
Glad I'm not the only one to think there's hope for Cooper yet. Needs to be given a bit more time and may go better at 7, where he went quite well in the trial game. This is a good test for him with Schu.Cooper might be more effective in an organising role. He just needs to learn Chezs judo throw tackling technique and kick well.
I'm hoping our new captain can help out with the kicking.And of course an adequate kicking game needed from both Shu and Johns , sure that that was taken into account as well as must have been some serious consideration for Arthur in the run on side for this requirement