It’s a real tough decision.
Do you rest everyone who has a niggle and get them ready for finals (no real match practise for a fortnight) or do you play it like a final to see where we really sit with regards to finals intensity and probably risk further injury.
No way ham goes out. He was terrific last night. I’d love to see his GPS numbers but he worked so hard.
Zaka looked pretty dejected. He’s gonna miss at least a week, imo.
Do not see a reason why you’d play hooker next week, personally I think he’s been rubbish for a month, or more, and zerk offered more. They will obviously go with hooker in a final, so give him another week, then by the time week 1 rolls around he’s had a 3 week break.
Again, I highly doubt they will drop fanta and he’s purely getting games on the back of What he could do and reputation. I wouldn’t play him again this year, but they will
If belly is good to go, play him for Clarke. If not, just the one change I can see, and that’s Clarke for zaka. They may bring back hooker for BZT too but give him another week, he’s been lame for weeks
While it was one of Clarke’s better games around the ground, he can’t be risked taking a shot anywhere near goal. TBC may lack match practice and touch, but needs to be brought back in against the Pies. Clarke against Grundy is the stuff of nightmares.