Cooper Cronk believes the Blues should replace Nathan Cleary with Adam Reynolds, while Matty Johns and Gorden Tallis says Cody Walker must come in for Jarome Luai.
They’d both still pick reigning Dally M Medal winner Nicho Hynes but Cronk would play him off the bench while Johns has him in the No. 7 jersey.
Johns, who played four games for New South Wales, said if coach Brad Fittler doesn’t pick Haynes to start in Game 2 then he never will.
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“As far as the No. 7 is concerned, Nicho Hynes deserves his chance. It doesn’t mean you pick him but he deserves his chance,” Johns said on NRL 360.
“He’s been in that system for a while, they’ve had him earmarked for a long time. If he doesn’t get picked now, he’s going to get picked (ever). I…