Haven't seen enough of Brand to make too strong a judgement, but see him as depth. 2022 DGB will take over from him if not before.Mccartin stays in defence for me , just to good there
Brand won't get a game
Rampe, Melican (who I rate highly), Lloyd, Mills, McCartin, Cunningham, Dawson is a pretty solid back 7.
then theres Ling, Gould, DGB?, O'Connor (could be something special),,, ORiodan, Brand, Fox
Defence is well sorted for the next 5-10 years.