HOW do you justify a trio of changes to a side coming off a 97-point victory?
That's the question facing Koroit mentor Chris McLaren as he ponders the likely availability of three premiership stars. The Saints played the territory game to perfection in a 16.12 (108) to 1.5 (11) rout of Terang Mortlake on Saturday in trying conditions. But perhaps the toughest call in review of the match will be who comes in and who comes out going forward. Tim McIntyre, Ben Dobson, Jeremy Hausler - who all missed the Bloods clash - are all expected to be available against Cobden this coming Saturday in a major selection headache for McLaren's coaching staff.
"You look at your side and you've just had a really big win and you think 'gee', there's potentially two or three boys might not be playing next week," he said. "But it is a good problem to have if we keep having a good run with injuries and looking ahead to those last three games before finals."
Sam Dobson continued his stellar run of form in the big win - booting four majors - while Jarrod Korewha returned successfully from a long-term injury, slotting three.
The Saints named several midfielders among their bests, while McLaren singled out youngster Paddy O'Sullivan for praise.
"He hasn't played a bad game," McLaren said.
"He's been very impressive. He's getting better each and every week. He started off playing down back and a bit of wing and now he's playing on ball.
"He's been terrific. I think in the next 12 to 18 months he's going to become a seriously good player."
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