They confirmed on Triple M radio this morning that Reed is 19th man and just in the squad currently but if Kaufusi doesn’t get off at the judiciary tonight then he’ll come onto the bench.
I thought Hess would replace kaufusi wouIdnt make sense having Brimson / Mahoney on the bench
I agree. If Kaufusi is out, then it would have to be Hess. Especially when you consider that NSW bench is so big with Haas & Paulo.
So i take it from that, Reed is basically 20th man. If a back gets injured, Fedlt comes in. If a forward gets injured, Hess comes in. Reed is basically there for the team photo, promo shoots and to understudy Grant. Bascially if Grant is fit come Thursday (when Green said he wants all players to be available), then Reed is entirely surplus to their requirements so should come back to us on Saturday for the captains run, play on Sunday and then fly back to QLD on Sunday night/Monday.
Why is it unfair on Reed? They prefer Harry Grant. He played for them last year and was outstanding. Why would they drop him? It is actually a good thing they are allowing Reed to come back and play for Parra. Unfair would have been making him 19th man and then not playing for either QLD or ParraFelise Kaufusi has been cleared by the judiciary (are they seriously f**king kidding????), and Harry Grant will play.
Reed Mahoney released back to his club.
Which I think is hugely unfair on Reed.