I have NFI about Robson for Origin. But the chance is greater than zero. I don't think in round six last year many would have thought Cook ultimately gets benched for Koroisau. Who knows what Fittler is thinking. He's prone to a bit of randomness and under pressure to win I would think. And Robson is the best defensive hooker in the comp (if you ask Todd Payten). I like to hold off on those bigger bye round decisions until closer to the byes (unless the value is compelling, which is why Brailey owners are especially unlucky) so I'll be continuing to run with Cook for now.
If Freddy is trying to replicate the QLD/AUS tactic then you'd think there would be a dual hooker combo. Cook idk why but just got shafted by all rep sides last season. Hard to not see him picked though? Api had the runs over Robson but wouldn't be surprised to see Robson picked as 18th or 19th man.
NSW has too many cooks in the kitchen right now. The only players locked in are Teddy Cleary and Yeo. The rest are a flip of the coin.
Halves: Cleary + Hynes/Luai/Burton
Prop: Haas/Paulo/RCG/JTurbo/Saifiti bros (likes them?)
Bench: Take your picks from above + maybe Bird. Can't see Freddy picking Matto, Staggs, Talakai, Tupou, Radley etc...