With Baker showing he can play full-time mid, how does our best 22 look now?
I'm at a bit of a loss...
Grimes, Astbury, Broad
Houli, Balta, Vlastuin
McIntosh, Cotchin, Lambert
Edwards, Lynch, Bolton
Rioli, Riewoldt, Castagna
Nankervis, Martin, Prestia
Graham, Baker, Short, Pickett
It's still the same 22 from the GF. Is that right?
Do we perhaps drop Pickett and play another ruck?
Do we drop Astbury, back in Grimes/Balta/Broad and then play the extra ruck?
Does Stack maybe eventually come in for Castagna, given we seem to be less about pressure small forwards these days?
Is Pickett best 22?
It's a good problem to have but I'd love us to solve it come September, provided we even make it (check the ladder predictor, there are lots of tough games that could see us finishing on only 12 wins...)
Hard isn't it?
If RCD, Ralph-Smith & Naish can hold that form then something will have to give. You can't have much needed new blood without having some old blood be spilt.