Roos versatility to save undecided Gorrell

WITH Queanbeyan Kangaroos coach and captain Aaron Gorrell still undecided about putting on the footy boots again, the crucial halves positions for the defending Canberra Raiders Cup premiers are still up for grabs.

But Kangaroos experienced talent Jordan Macey, who kicked the winning field goal in last season's grand final against the Queanbeyan Blues, believes who plays where will not matter as the candidates are all versatile enough.

Macey, a half by trade, will likely start the competition at five-eighth with Tuggeranong recruit Josh Mitchell slotting into half-back.

But when, and if, Gorrell comes back into the side, a reshuffle would occur that could happen in two different ways.

Either Gorrell would slot into the halves and push Mitchell back to hooker, or he would keep the same halves and put himself at hooker.

This could either make or break the side, but Macey said players would take positions they felt most comfortable with and this would allow a smooth transition.

"Personally I don't really mind which position I play, but when Goz [Gorrell] comes back from injury, hopefully pretty soon, I'll just let him take what position he wants and I'll slot into another one," he said.

While the likes of the Blues, the Goulburn Workers and the Belconnen Scholars look to have deadly halves combinations along with his Kangaroos, Macey said the competition would be dominated by the forwards.

"We've got a pretty good forward pack and as long as they're going forward I can make some decisions," he said.

"If they make the platform up front, it makes my job a lot easier."

Macey picked the Blues as the team to beat again this season, with their big name recruits and one-all record against the Kangaroos in last year's home-and-away season making for another fierce rivalry this year.

"The key for us will be having more go-forward, and having guys like Matt Willis, Troy Whiley and Jed Pearce [if he plays down from NYC], who are all quality forwards, will make our job a lot easier," he said.

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