@Maryann MSB has guts and mongrel in the same ilk as Winders, Rore, Burger and Watson. If she’s fully fit she’s a contender for sure. If for whatever reason Rore isn’t available then I think MSB would be vying for the WD/GD slide role against a (hopefully) fit and rejuvenated Johnson. If Johnson turns back the clock to her 2015 NWC form in the ANZP next year, she’ll be on that plane to Birmingham mark my words.
Re Te Paea I’d actually like to see her play GS at ANZP level. Ball in hand and posting up. She’s a beautiful feeder but really regresses for the Tactix and let’s Bird do the grunt work. Her style of play somewhat struggles when playing up for the Ferns and needing to be more involved with a body on her constantly.