3 spots. You'd have 7 defenders in the 22 at least, with one from the bench.Even with Thompson retiring, it’s going to be tight for spots in the backline next year. Tarrant, jasper, Marley and alley are locks. That leaves 2 spots for daw, durdin, McKay, evw, McDonald, McMillan & Ahern. Daw back to his 2018 form is a lock and I think we need Ahern’s skill set as part of the back six. We need to get games into one of mckay or durdin too. Evw has a battle on his hands to win his spot back.
I'd like to see Jmac and McDonald in contention for wing/mids spots if everyone is fit and firing and there is no room down back.