Opinion Ideal lineup when Naitanui returns

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#26
Schofield mentioned on the latest Coast to Coast pod that they expect NN to spend majority of time deep fwd. NN in the goalsquare one on one would give defenders nightmares.

I'd be pretty comfortable with Hickey being the primary ruck with small bursts in the middle from NN.

Yep like i said that Nic Nat will remove Oscar Allen because of this exactly.

Waterman goes out for Rioli this week. Oscar stays until Nic comes back.

Hickey the number 1 ruck with Nic pinch hitting but playing the deep fwd taking clunks. Should help Darling roam up the ground more and not go missing as much..
 

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#27
Hurn Barrass Shep
Duggan Gov Jetta
Redden Yeo Gaff
Petch JD Rioli
Ryan JK Cripps

Hickey Shuey Sheed

Nic Nat, Hutch, Venables, Cole

Simple changes.

Vardy out for Hickey as Nic Nat wont do much rucking..
Barrass for Schofield.
Rioli for Waterman.
Nic Nat for Oscar Allen
 

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I can see them going with vardy over hickey + nic.

I assume vardy may be the better fwd/ruc
Not on available evidence this year. Vardy was better this week but he has been horrid and his best game in 2019 has been beneath anything Hickey has turned out bar the Brisbane game where they were both putrid.

If you are trying to sell on his forward craft, so far this year in 7 games he boasts: 0 Goals, 0 behinds, 0 marks inside 50.
Hickey has provided a little bit more up forward (3 goals, no behinds, 2 MI50) but has been substantially better around the ground.
If the trend continues until NN is back then the NN/Hickey combo a no brainer.
 
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