With all this talk of an 18th man for concussions, I have been thinking for a while that we should increase the number of bench players to 5. With the speed of play in the modern game and the large number of injuries that teams are incurring it could improve the quality of teams. It would greatly benefit us as we could take 4 forwards and a spare back. In otherwords this year we could have Hiku on the bench to cover snake or other backline injuries. I think it also gives more opportunities to juniors (particularly those that play in the 80 min roles) to play first grade.