RABBITOHS - How will Bennett fit Cameron Murray and Jai Arrow in his starting side?
Rabbitohs recruit Jai Arrow is in no danger of keeping Cameron Murray out of the starting side, but both players’ best position is No.13.
Bennett tried to shift Murray to an edge at stages last year and put Liam Knight at lock, but the tactic was not a success and blunted Murray’s game.
Queensland enforcer Arrow has been training at both lock and prop in the pre-season and could handle a role on the edge at times as well.
Most likely Murray will start games at lock with Arrow either on the bench or at prop and Bennett will rotate his big men up front throughout the game.
However, that tactic moves Origin stars Arrow and Murray out of their preferred position of No.13 and that is where they make the biggest impact.
Murray needs to play lock as much as possible so he can combine with Damien Cook and halves Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker and act as another floating ball-player.
Shifting Murray to the edge just increased his defensive workload last year and blunted his attacking prowess, especially in the preliminary final against the Panthers.
Bennett needs to get the balance between rotating his players and keeping his best players in their preferred positions right if they are to make it all the way to an elusive first grand final since 2014.