Weekes on Garricks wing could be a revelation in attack. Im not sure how he will go defending from wing though? Also taking hitups out of our own half, would need to be spread through the outside backs, as I don't see this as a particularly good use of Weekes skill set.
Weekes on the wing would be a tactical nightmare for Manly. If you think Saab has trouble gaining crucial yardage from our red zone, can you imagine a 90kg rookie who isn't accustomed to taking hit ups? He will be pinned down and carried back, out, smashed left right and centre. Garrick is almost 10kg heavier and is only just learning not how to get bulldozed at the back.
Agreed 100% we need to accommodate Weekes, but our wingers need to be physical specimens... a nuggety cannon ball like To'o, Taufua etc or a Sivo, Sua'alii type. Weekes should be in our spine 1, 6, 7, 9, or 13. Possibly centre but even that could be a defensive disaster as he is definitely a little weak in that department
The games I've watched him play have still not given me a gauge on his defence. I like yur thinking but I'd want to see more of his defence to see if he could cut it there. Similarly with centre position mentioned by others. I have no doubt he could be very good in attack in the position, just need to see a bit more of him in defence.Hooker. Play him hooker, and fourteen all year. He has a stocky bottom arse and if he's on the bench as a rotation dummy half which Manly badly needs of Croker is going to be the starting 9, he covers all backline options for injury. He has the potential to become a Danny Buderus player and there's a lot more potential for first grade appearances in that position at Manly or any other NRL club in that position than as an outside back or especially a fullback. Crocker's days are numbered and Nas ain't coming back.