First, I know he's not quite ready and it's not our interests for him to be in contention...but what kinda conspiracy is keeping him outside of football 'experts' speculated teams? He just keeps stringing together good to (last night) great games. Gets repeat sets, slick kicking game, his running game has been up there for years and seems to be organising well when his pack gives him the space to do so. It's insane to me that Nathan Cleary was favourite for the 7 but hasn't really done much that I've seen, that Jack Bird was in contention (does nothing), even Moylan was suggested as an option and Townsend outplays him every week. With such low half stocks for the Blues, why is Townsend literally NEVER mentioned? I know some of you guys here don't like him, but he keeps going up another level and I reckon his best is still ahead of him. Is there a reason the commentary knobs don't mention him as a NSW option, but are willing to talk about nobody youths with no track records?