So Choc will get a start and there are rumours that DCE might be on the bench for Australia but who else will be involved in the Test Match next week - K Foran? Kearney doesn't seem to be a Matai fan and neither of these blokes are certainties to be fit for the game. Buhrer might get a utility spot for City - can't think of anyone else involved in that game. As far as SOO TRex won't be risked by Stuart for Game One. DCE might be on the QLD bench. Gift still has a lot of fit backrowers ahead of him. Snake hasn't had enough punch on kick returns for the style Coach Stuart seems to like (although Brett would never be out of place, I think Ricky might put Gidley at fullback so that he can use Carney on the bench) Our props should focus on keeping their spot in first grade. Lyon would be a walk up if available. I can really see only Choc playing the first game and maybe Gift or TRex some of the later games. Ballin and DCE might play if there are injuries... So we will be rested and hopefully fit leading into the part of the season where many of the other strong clubs start to falter. If one or two of our stars are unable to play for club because of Rep commitments then - taking a positive out of the last seven games -the fringe players called upon will be two or three games better experienced and prepared for the job. GO MANLY we will be there - I have to be an optimist, there is no point in living if you aren't.