How is Horse any different from Matto though? I think Horse after this week will have clocked more minutes on an EDG than Matto this season?
For that matter, how is Horse different from Crossland? Is he not just legit injury cover for Brailey?
Horse is playing edge due to two edges being temporarily unavailable.
Matto seems to be playing edge when the Eels are fully fit (e.g. Paulo, RCG, Hopgood in the Mid) - kind've the opposite to Horse in that regard.
That being said, Matto has not spent that much time at edge, but assume the "decision makers" consider he is likely to spend more time on the edge going forward.
Brailey is a long-term injury, and AOB has indicated on multiple occasions that he is happy for Crossland to share the Hooker role with Mann going forward (and isn't looking to sign a replacement).
Whitehead is a two-week suspension (injury). I'm not sure there's been any suggestion that edge might become Horse's new role?
Suggesting Horse and Crossland as being equivalent is a bit of a stretch, I'm sure you know this