That all makes sense. But the whole thing is very dependent on Sutcliffe and Dillon, without them we are short 1/3 of our forward line, and probably the best third.
Out of the six starting forwards the last day I am not sure who apart from Hayes would be a 100% guaranteed starter the next day. O Rourke probably, Hedgo played well, but I am not sure if CP is for him. Crummy will start, but not sure where. Burke will probably start because he usually does. But there is no one in there who you would absolutely say is a sure starter.
I would like to see Boland, Rushe and Keogh start, because they have the potential to do more then just hold their own. Boland probably in the middle with McBride. O Rourke might do damage in CP. I was one of the few who thought it was a good idea to move Rushe to the forwards originally, but I am now probably one of the few who would like to see him at least tried in the backs again.
Schutte is not motoring at all yet. So it’s a big call if you allow him an important game to get up to speed. On the other side, it’s probably not good to dent his confidence by dropping him (who’d be a manager!). My six forwards would be (assuming no Danny or Dillon)
Hedgo, Crummy, McBride (or move to midfield and play Burke)
O Rourke, Hayes, Keogh.
It’s ok, but in the absence of the big two, it’s not great.