Fuck mal has made some odd calls
TTrbo in the centres with gagai on the wing.. yeah Gagai plays well on the wing, but so does TTrbo and Gagai acutally plays centre at club level..
Keary straight into the starting side..
Kaufusi starting over Friz
McGuire starting over TTrbo
WOODS IS IN THE FUCKING SIDE OVER RCG
Hunt is somewhat dubious there as well
Fairly comfortable with most of those decisions to be honest.
TTurbo and Gagai....meh.
Much of a muchness where they both end up playing and would come simply down to tactics and how the coach wants to use each player.
All good as far as I'm concerned.
McLean was immense when he came back from injury at the end of the year and was the form prop in the comp IMO.
Plus he's a NSWelshman, so you can stick your conspiracy theories.
Kaufusi had an amazing year (almost best QLD player this year) and whilst I like Friz too, his impact off the bench makes sense to me.
Same theory could apply for McGuire over JTurbo although McGuire's form this season not as good but happy enough with that call.
I personally like the thought of JTurbo coming on fresh and causing havoc with his ball playing - has worked with NSW in the past.
Woods is shit but RCG pretty average when he returned from injury so happy enough to carry that plodder.
Hunt the best utility in the comp - sorry Peach.
People seem to think Mal has some weird agenda to promote QLD (despite that no longer being his job) and tend to easily forget that he was also a Kangaroo's legend......when that was the pinnacle of the sport.