Missing those guys Panthers would line up (IMO)Of course it is "only the knights". How do you reckon Penrith would go without Edwards, cleary, luai, api and kikau or souths without latrell, reynolds, walker, cook and su'a.
I know you don't want to admit it but it is pretty impressive.
1. Crichton (unfortunately)
16. Sorensen / Hopgood
17. Salmon / Rennings
Would beat probably more than half the competition with that lineup. But the top 5 sides would more than likely smash it. Or atleast put a good margin on toward end of the game.
Roosters have done well through injuries largely due to having an awesome backup half. Same reason Panthers (Burton) and Souths (Benji) could go pretty well against most teams. But do it against a strong side and it likely won't be pretty