Looks like Adam Thompson has arrived in Brisbane today.
Anyone know when the team for Fri is named?
Does anyone else worry about the possible problems moving hunt to 10. If he goes OK at 10 he will most likely start the season there. JOC (James O'Connor) will then play 15 which I think he will be great at. However, when quade comes back into 10. What to do with Hunt. He will be back to square one learning a new position from scratch if you move him back to 15 and JOC (James O'Connor) over to the wing. This will hurt the reds and of course any chance of Hunt making the WC squad. I know its alot of what ifs but I just think the safest option would to be run JOC (James O'Connor) at 10 and let Hunt get really good at 15. PS What is the go with Tui?
Does anyone think Frisby should be a starter for the season given Genia is leaving?
I think he is close to Genia in skill at the moment and I dont think any deficiencies would be enough to lose us a game if he started.
I also want him to get credit for his form in the NRC last season.
Based on Graham's comments I believe he probably would have opted to start JOC (James O'Connor) at 10 if he was available. Looking forward to seeing how Hunt goes at 10. Hopefully Duncan can come on at half time and show that he deserves game time.
To be fair Biarritz played a style of rugby at the time that didn't exactly facilitate the 10 influencing the game with any real ball-playing. Up the middle, draw a penalty, let Yachvilli kick - rinse and repeat.
His kicking was quite good in the semi against Munster when he played 10 (not sure if he played 10 other than that) and that's how Biarritz wanted to control the game, so he kicked more than I think he'd be inclined to normally. Sort of a skewed example because of the game plan of the coaching staff.
That said, I have fears we're going to be kicking the shit out of it with Karmichael at 10 and I felt like we already kicked a lot more than I was expecting in the trial v. the Rebels. If we devolve into a scrummage-and-kick team after letting our only 90%+ kicker go I'm going to have a hernia.
Was quietly hoping to see Frisby given some more time at 10 considering the length of Cooper's injury and the upside of JOC (James O'Connor)/Hunt in the back three.