Cooper Cronk believes Marion coach Billy Sterter, who is set to start the 2017 State of the Nation series, could help them make a big call on who will replace Cameron Munster.
Munster has been ruled out of Wednesday’s World Cup qualifiers after being confirmed in Covide-19.
Cowboys five-eighth Tom Derden, 21, is set to make his Marines debut.
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Dearden’s venue is still in the air The final 17 is yet to be confirmed, but the whisper may not be in the fifth-eighth and Ben Hunt will move on to the halves instead.
Speaking on NRL 360, Kronck, who played 22 games for Queensland, tossed it into the 2013 series and described how manager Mal Meninga wrapped up the start-up.
“If I have to go back to the 2013 game, Jonathan Torston went to play without playing,” he said.
He has played at least a dozen games in the eighth-eighth grade and has thrown the original five-eighth in the original and has not missed a single game since, and that’s what Billy does.
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Pushing against Dearden, Kronck quickly said “yes.”
But Hunt insists he is the key to Queensland, no matter where he plays.
“I heard someone say Ponga should move halfway – no, it doesn’t have to be. He is their number one threat, ”said Kronk.
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“Billy can come up with a solution tomorrow and the solution is Ben Hunt or Tom Darden. I have no idea what position they will play and where they will start. But you can get it all on the field at once.
“You watch game two, Ben Hunt started at nine, Harry Grant came on the field and Hunt stayed … It’s a lock that can move from six to seven to nine to 13.
“I got Ben Hunt, the winner of the Queensland match … I think Ben Hunt, the key to the game three.”
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