14 Jun Ringing in the changes
The two teams that played in round 3 and the two teams that meet on Saturday at Campese are far different through injuries and form.
Wests had eight changes last week and the Whites have seven for Saturday’s clash. The Whites won the April game thanks to the miskicking of Dan Matthews who has disappeared since then.
So, Saturday is a far different game with Wests so desperate for a win and the Whites keen to cement a spot in the four.
Goal kicking has been an issue with the Whites since the injury to Will Goddard. There is no obvious candidate in the current lineup.
One name that is sort of familiar in the Lions lineup is Miles Finau who we think is Malingi as a hipster.
Wests went down 43-0 against Royals last week while the Whites enjoyed a long weekend at home raking leaves and watching UFC and the boxing.
The very good news for the home side is that the winger is back-Petau Lefau. Lefau was on fire before suffering a fractured eye socket. Even my grandson Isaiah loves Petau.
Fred is also back at prop. He is another colt who has quickly become a much sort after footballer. I expect he even has a manager.
With Lefau taking a wing spot Tom Ruediger moves to fullback and Riley Ahern moves to the reserves. He has finally broken through and proved over the last three weeks that he is a first grader.
Also, back in the ranks are Caleb Malisauskas and Brad Winchester. Malisauskas has had a hamstring injury and Winchester was rested after a head knock.