The Waratahs 2018 thread seems to have morphed into a 2019 thread so I'm starting this one. Now that we've missed out on Naisirani (again) what are we going to do about our powder-puff locks and backrowers. We seem to have no Palu-type backrowers coming through but lots of workhorses. Dempsey, Hanigan, Wells, Hooper and Miller as the first line with Jones, Swinton and Wilkin as back-ups. I understand Meafua has been shown the door and he was the biggest (kg) candidate we had early on. At lock we've got Simmons, Staniforth and Holloway as incumbents with McCauley and Palmer in reserve. No impact/power players, just lots of workhorses. Poor Lukhan Tui can't get a start at the Reds but I'd have him at 6 in a heartbeat. NSW did all his development until he was poached by QLD. Someone should eat a large serving of humble pie and empty the bank account for him. Philip would be a good alternative, too. He ran a great audition last week. We will not win the comp until we put a couple of power-players into our back five. And I cannot think of any other top performing candidates other than the two I've suggested and Valentini, who is at risk of being pushed out of the team by Samu at the Brumbies. Then you can argue about wingers and outside centres, but they are a third-order issue.