I don’t think McKernan, Brown & Daniher fit into the same forward line, as the defensive pressure would be a serious problem. We will miss McKernan’s marking strength until Joe turns into the real Joe, and our forward line will be dysfunctional until Joe & Fanta find form, (hopefully) in 2 weeks.
Ambrose is a very underrated (on here) lock down key defender and he will play. Ridley is the find of our preseason. Francis will get some big jobs until Hooker is back. If he is 50% as good as the hype he’ll do well.
I think this will be the team -
McKenna Ambrose Francis
Ridley Hurley Saad
Fanta Brown Stringer
Tippa Joe Langford
Shiel Hepp Merrett Smith Mcgrath Zaka Myers Parish Guelfi
We need begley, redman, gleeson to get match fit to provide some depth & push the fringe players. We can’t judge form until Rd 3 to 4 of real footy.