I can understand your point but if George and Tom lift their game, their consistency and their mins then that already provides a lot of beef in the middle for Souths. Musgrove is improving all the time and I think will go up a gear this year as well which gives Souths 3 big boppers in the middle. Turner can cover front and back rower but he is a back rower. Britt and Johnstone are also on hand and should get opportunities in 2018. Nicholls and Rodwell are also part of the squad covering the front row and Lucky Ta’avale has also played as a middle forward and is yet another option. Souths have decent options and depth with young kids coming through. Sam does not have to be used as cannon fodder IMO. But I certainly take your point.