Hmmmm the more I think about it the more I think it could work.
Losing Kelly, Watson, Stanton, Hocking, etc. is a lot of experience for the group to lose.
If the backline loses McGrath and Kelly. There is 2 spots we have to fill up with so far unworthy depth players - Redman, McNeice, Ridley is all we have. And they are not doing a McKenna (who earns his best 22 spot over Stanton). So even if it’s just for depth and leadership it’s not the worst idea.