So with Blackadder out I wonder if that means Scott Barrett will play time at 6?
With Douglas presumably at 8, Sanders is serviceable but probably nothing more and Roots is a rookie.
I can't really see it. With Whitelock unavailable, Barrett will be our number 1 lock.
Ethan didn't really have the 6 jersey nailed up - e.g. way fewer Super caps than Sanders.
Main impact, at least initially, is that it gives Sanders, Roots, and maybe even Dunshea, a chance to press for the spot ahead of him.
We might also see a Harmon/Christie - Havalli scenario on the flanks. Douglas covers the 3rd line out jumping option.