@carnage Champagne backs, but the forwards aren't inspiring - especially the tight five options outside hooker.
Can you guys get Hammer on a consulting contract to rebuild your pack?
@cgrant Mako will need most of their core players to stay fit. Don't think there's not much depth this year beyond the starting XV - especially in the forwards.
Getting Hames and/or Taufua back from injury would help a bit - as would Hansen giving us Frizell (or Perry) to get match play.
On the plus side, my memory is that in the past couple of years we've played Canterbury in the first couple of rounds and picked up plenty of injuries in bruising matches. This year we've probably only lost Fredericks and hopefully not for long.