My argument re Host & Sele is that if the incumbents are not doing the job consistently and in the case of some that has been the true for a while, then put the young blokes in and leave them there and then we will know for sure.OT, I really don't think we have much to complain about with Host and Sele. Both have been given a fair bit of game time and both have also show a little bit of set back. I really Mary is not far off the mark with these two.
In the backs I certainly think we should do more and the persistence with McCrone after the recent performances is baffling. McCrone probably looked better as a result of our forwards being more dominant and now we need plan B. Plan B should not include McCrone except on the bench. I agree with the view that Simms has not provided what we should expect, he could do with a jolt in NSW Cup.
I would love us to try Mann at the back or in the halves too with Dugan at right centre, while also swapping the wingers around. We need to try something now.
How long do we want to keep chopping and changing them and have them squeezed out of the attacking plays?
Other teams embrace their youth and actually have them heavily involved in attacking moves ala Hess & Crichton but our younger players are almost excommunicated in respect of all things attack and Sele when he did try was unfairly criticised.
He will learn from it he certainly should not be discouraged from it.
I do admit it will be hard for them especially Host playing on the RHS with Mc Crone who is clueless so that needs to be changed as well.
JT was great for a few games but has steadily gone backwards and is just a repeat of the last few years, De Belin unfortunately has started going back to the "ball playing" fiasco of last year, Sims is average and we have Packer who is no doubt playing injured.
But we keep sticking with the same team and after being all c**k a hoop after the first 10 rounds we are now starting to mirror image previous years in respect of outcomes and the playing roster.