I still don’t agree
Green had better pressure acts/points IIRC than both TIPPA and Raz so notion Smith and in particular Stringer will come in to do similar flawed.
Stringer is not a pressure fwd, at 192cm he’s been playing an undersized kpf for them, he isn’t taking the spot of any of our small fwds, it’d be one of our talls out if he started in fwd line which isn’t the plan anyway. Smith whilst has had good success as a HFF and loves to tackle moved to us to play & start as a mid. He may go fwd at times but that would be interchanging with our actual fwds, e.g. TIPPA
As for Begley. Yes he played at end of year, only because opportunity allowed it with some of our first choice 3 small fwds out & Howlett not getting it done as cover. Also the club sees him as an inside mid so next phase for him will be big minutes in 2’s as a mid over playing as a fwd pocket.