Former Western Suburbs Magpies captain Warren Boland believes the job of stopping North Queensland monster Jason Taumalolo this weekend should be given to Sydney Roosters’ enforcer Dylan Napa.
“Carrying the flag for the Sydney clubs is the Roosters. For the third year in a row, only one Sydney team has survived to the last four,” Boland wrote for abc.net.au.
“The Roosters were on top for much of their 24-22 win over Brisbane in week one but suffered lapses of concentration.
“If the Roosters keep their foot down for eighty minutes, the brilliance of Luke Keary and Latrell Mitchell would test Melbourne (or the Broncos) in the grand final.
“But first the Roosters have to get past the Cowboys in Sydney on Saturday and that means stopping the wrecking ball, Taumalolo. Sounds like a job for crash-tackling Dylan Napa.
“Like the Storm, the Roosters will be fresh from a week off and playing at home.”