To underline the depth of the Maroons, Dally Cherry-Evans will be 4th pick halfback behind Cronk, Morgan and Hunt. Anthony Milford, arguably the most gifted player in the game cannot make the 17.
NSW have always had an edge with big go forwards but they have continued to get their edge selections and bench wrong.
Josh Dugan is world class but his inability to create try assists with a clever passing game surely must force him to share the right centre/wing with the Roosters Ferguson.
Both Tedesco and Moylan should be the only contenders for fullback as they are both express pace and are brilliant individually and setting up others to score.
Based on what we have witnessed in the last decade, I wont hold my breath.
Wayne Bennett preferred Kev Walters in 1997 when he played for the Broncos forcing Choc to play in the centres.
I would value at least 15 NRL players in front of Tomkins as a fullback. I think he should be a 6, but given he cant tackle a weet bix that would be a problem. He is like Maloney.
I thought RTS was outstanding in the series. The ground was very wet in all games which is why you did not see him side stepping players.