Allen Oxlade (6)
I wouldn’t be chasing any of the o/s locks, I am more than happy with Rodda, Phillip, Swain and Frost, they have all played strongly this year. And for injury cover Neville, Holloway, Blyth and Hosea. Canham, Smith and McCauley are also progressing well. Stick with Kerevi, Koroibete and Cooper as o/s picks, it increases our rugby I Q in the backline to the same as the top test nations. It is what got us the two wins against South Africa last year.I think they are alreayd using their alloted 'lock topups' on Rodda, Philip and Swain.
ATM the 3 overseas is needed for Kerevi, Koroibete & Quade. This may be extended for the WC tournament.
Hopefully Kerevi signs a 'futures' contract here as potentially discussed so that Arnold can be used.
But the likelyhood of seeing Coleman resigned in Australia with an Rugby Australia top up? About zilch I reckon. Tonga it is!