"Hi Richo. What's that you say? Oh. So I finally get past all my crippling injuries that have held me back, show brilliant tap work putting it down mids throat sometimes, play like an extra midfielder with amazing skill for a huge guy, show some marking ability and become a top 5 ruckmen in the comp at age 25....and after one preseason game where I played a half of rusty footy I'm now back at Sandy. I see. That makes total sense. Excuse me while I go beat my head against a brick wall. You wonder why I look so crazy"
What's this thing you have against Richo?
Anyways - Longer beat Hicky in the intraclub IMO, did pretty well against Port and obviously there are other touch points like previous scratch matches earlier in the preseason to go by. Hicky playing at Sandy if true is not a good sign.
What about endurance? Can he go for longer meaning less Bruce time in the middle? Bruce didn't spend too many in the middle yesterday in hot weather, maybe he trumps Hickey in that? Like his tap work, strength, and his tackling and blocking in the clearances.