THE audition for spot vacated by Mark Percival’s absence through injury continues with coach Kristian Woolf being impressed with both teenagers who have stepped into the left centre berth this past fortnight.

Josh Simm impressed a fortnight ago in what the coach felt was his best performance yet – with his impossible offload under pressure to set up Lachlan Coote’s try being the highlight.

But Jack Welsby followed suit, in the rematch against Trinity, with a similar impossible offload providing the assist for James Roby’s opener.

Both players are getting a fair crack at the spot, and the one that fits best will get that shirt for the run-in.

Woolf said: “I have said to both Josh and Jack that they are both going to get some opportunities there with Mark Percival being out.

“That is why Josh got the opportunity in the first Wakefield game and that was his best game for us and he is getting better with every game and showing his ability by creating a terrific try.

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“Then with Jack, whatever position we have put him in, he has done a really good job.

“He got his opportunity last week. Over the next couple of weeks they will both get their opportunity and at some stage we will figure out who is the best option there and stick with it, but making sure the squad stays healthy first.”

Welsby has played full back, wing, centre and stand off this year – which has given him a good grounding - a decision will ultimately have to be made on his role going forward.

“At some stage we have to figure out what Jack’s best position is,” Woolf said.

“But there is no better grounding than being able to play multiple positions.

“When he has played wing he has known exactly what he wants his centre to do, and so when he has jumped in at centre he has been able to do exactly that for his own wingman.

“He has played a bit of five eighth for us and at some stage in the coming weeks he will get another opportunity there as well.

“Full back is the position he is most comfortable with.

“In the conversations with Paul Wellens he said he did exactly the same thing when he came into first grade – he said it helped him as a player and that is great advice for Jack as well.”