glasby is a plodder, but defends well and wrestles like smith, i dunno how all these media personalities haven't noticed him, i want a penalty awarded for every 2nd or 3rd tackle he makes when he plays the dogs, not as good as smith but he does it well.
the reason i like his selection is because QLD don't need to win the forward battle to win, they just limit the damage and slow us down, the periods they are on top, they still have the clearly superior spine to put enough points on the board
their bench will be under alot of pressure but ultimately its a much better team then game 1
starting cooper next to JT and moving papali to the middle over myles is massive upgrade to the starting team, as always first 20 will be vital and while the maroon bench is a bit of a ? their starting pack is good enough to match ours
Exactly, I can see papalii playing 13 or front row and they are relying on him for the hitups now - glasby is there to slow the ruck down, which he apparently does very well for melboune. He isnt there to run over anyone, he is there because Cam Smith trusts him to do the same thing he does for melbourne.
As you said mate, if the QLD forwards can hold their own and keep it relatively even in the middle - the superior spine should get QLD home.
This game will be well and truly won in the forwards for NSW or won in the backs for QLD - with the qld forwards holding their own in the middle.