Second row seems to be a tough one for us at the moment. Really only Cardall and Stooke with De Chaves in support. Lots of the senior academy lads will need to step up but excited to see what they have.
We are really struggling in Centre, Hooker and Second Row
OUT HKR - Barbeary (injury), Cruse (Concussion), Oghre (Ban) SR - Gaskell (injury), Vukasinovic (Injury), Launchbury (Injury) Centre - Fekitoa (injury), Mills (injury), Odogwu (Injury)
AVAILABLE HKR - Frost, Eckersley (Snr Academy) SR - Stooke, Fifita, Cardall, Bell (Snr Academy) Centre - Le Bourgois, Gopperth, Simmonds, Spink, Raaisi'White (those three new in and 1 Snr Academy)
I'll be interested to see if Eckersley is chosen for the bench. He's hugely talented and really could be a great player. Shame we don't have a certain wonderkid hooker available atm. Also Eckersley has a serious mullet, which is always approved of.