In my previous post, I suggested Luai fill in at fullback, rather than Whare. That’s a preference assuming Maloney & Cleary - and possibly Peachey - aren’t rested. IMHO, Cleary & Maloney should definitely be rested, which makes Luai & May our halves again. Peachey hasn’t played many minutes in Origin, so he could probably saddle up on the weekend - so, either he or Whare will probably go to fullback.
Have to say, I don’t like either option. Whare hasn’t done well there in the past & I don’t think Peachey’s defence would cope well at fullback. Also, I think he’d struggle under the high ball. But he needs to be in the side somewhere, and you wouldn’t drop any of the forwards on last week’s effort.
So, it’s odds-on that Whare or Peachey will be our No. 1 against the sharks.
Whoever it is, I hope they prove me completely wrong!