I reckon it doesn’t/won’t matter who plays.
The way people hang on every word of a bluddy training report to get some inkling of how the players are going, if they’ve improved etc, … and the same people won’t watch them actually going about it, executing the same skills, baulks, don.t argues etc that they will in proper games, to see how they are looking??
Phhhfft. I call bullshit.
Regardless of the circus nature of it all, for that reason alone,… you watch.