After great thought on this issue ,Pete is probably spot on the money..I doubt blooding a few young blokes against the cowboys would be highly benneficial for their confidence,especially if we get the shallacking many of us see imminent.Des has shown the courage of his convictions and stuck to the same team. I can't say I agree but I am not the one with my gonads on the line.
By not making any changes to a team that was expected to win by 20+ plus but lost by 13 shows courage.
Several players did not perform to expectations last week. They have been spared the axe against the team that was the most impressive winner in the 1st week of the season.
The team surely owe Des a vote of thanks for the confidence in which he has shown in them, they now must repay the confidence that has been shown in them by providing a vastly improved effort as a team this weekend.
Will we win this weekend?, well lets put it this way I wouldn't be putting any of my cash on them, but then again even if changes had been made my money would have stayed in my pocket. The great thing about sport is the abosolute certainty of uncertainty. Lets hope that uncertainty falls our way on Saturday night.