Seems very much as we will be facing a rest v rust situation. Any niggles may have cleared up in some players but they've not trained together for 2 weeks. Could be almost pre-season in its feel.
However I wonder if we will see Simmons in the mix given this break allows him to recuperate from the Rugby Championship? Could we see starting the following?;
5 Mahu / Mafi
11 Parton (assume Loader still out)
I'm assuming Coleman and or Simmons would bench rather than be thrown straight in.