What steps would you take in order to have the team back as the number 1 force in the NRL? Step 1: No more substitute hooker on the bench. Why replace a man (Ballin) who could probably play 180mins without stopping, taking 1 extra forward off the bench. Our forwards have struggled to keep up with the pace of the game this season so this would be my first step (hopefully with lestrange gone it happens). One extra forward on the bench.