It’s a non negotiable, lose to the Hawks and you may as well pack the season up from a Finals perspective.
Still plenty to be gained of course, as we have a large proportion of draftees from 2014 onwards playing in the Seniors right now, and showing consistent improvement.
Those couple of games immediately after the Hawks (WCE away & GWS at Marvel), it’s just difficult to see how we win both of those, even if we play well.
I just reckon we’ll get the Hawks though.
They’re well coached, but there is a reason they are 5-6.
There are plenty of potatoes in that side !