It's one of the key questions from the Canberra Raiders' pre-season.
How does the Green Machine cover the hole left in the second row by John Bateman's return to England?
Hudson Young's got the backing of international back-rower Joe Tapine to slot straight in.
Young and Corey Harawira-Naera were the two most likely candidates, but an off-season, drink-driving charge could see the latter suspended for the start of the NRL campaign.
Tapine felt Young was the perfect option to slot into the second row alongside England international Elliott Whitehead, although he wasn't sure who Raiders coach Ricky Stuart would go with.
Young enjoyed a break-out 2020 campaign, putting some discipline issues behind him and showing he belonged in the NRL.
That was mostly playing as a middle forward, despite the edge being his natural home.
Tapine has made the switch the other way in recent years - starting out on an edge before evolving into one of the top locks in the game.
He was excited to see what Young might produce in 2021.
"He looks good man. He's been training a bit in the back row. He's looking strong," Tapine said.
"I think he'll get the spot personally. I don't know what 'Stick's' going with at the moment, but watching him train man he looks good and I'm comfortable paying alongside him where he is because he's looking better than he did last year - and he had a good year last year.
"I can't wait to see what he does out there.
"He was playing a bit of middle last year and I think back row's his position.
"I think that middle gave him fitness, but I think he'll thrive out there in the back row so I'm looking forward to seeing him."
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Another former second-rower-cum-middle, Sia Soliola, also felt Young was the most likely option.
Especially given Harawira-Naera's indiscretion, which he'll appear in the ACT Magistrates Court for on March 25.
"We've had a few guys training in that position," Soliola said.
"Huddo, Corey's sort of been in and out - obviously what's happened sort of takes that out of the equation. Huddo's been there most likely."
Soliola expected Young to grow into the role.
He felt his size and fitness would be his biggest asset on the Raiders' edge.
Young's slightly taller than Bateman - 184 centimetres compared to 183 - and also a bit heavier - 99 kilograms compared to 96.
The 22-year-old showed he could play big minutes last season, and enjoyed big games against the North Queensland Cowboys and St George Illawarra, as well as in the finals against the Sydney Roosters.
Soliola wasn't placing too much expectation on the young forward's shoulders, hoping he'd simply do what he did last season - while continuing to develop.
Bateman returned to Wigan at the end of 2020 having played just 34 NRL games across his two seasons.
"[I'm expecting] more or less the same. Very aggressive. He's quite a solid body, a lot different to Johnny," Soliola said.
"Johhny was very established and very experienced in that area. But Huddo's getting to where we need him to.
"Once he starts getting a little bit more experience he'll be good.
"Because he's such a strong figure it adds a lot of impact to the forward pack so I think that'll be his biggest strength - his size. He's got a decent engine on him as well."
Saturday: Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters at 4pm; Canberra Raiders v North Sydney Bears at 2pm. Both games at Seiffert Oval.