But can we afford to keep giving players game time, in the hope they will rediscover their form? Short-term, playing a Lions winger out of position would be a good stop gap. Who knows, we might even find Ugo is as good a centre as he is a winger.
Yes, outside centre. But not inside. He doesn't have the hands or the right type of step to be effective. You'd basically be nullifying his effectiveness, and the teams. Plus, while he wouldn't let anyone down, his defensive alignment would be appaling. It would be a terrible idea IMO. I reckon Tiesi could do it, but he isn't fit either. The choice is Clegg, NEv, Masson or Jewell for me. Not a great choice to have, but we have to do something with it.
The most important thing is to work out a game plan that works with the fit players best attributes in mind. Because of the forward injuries, keeping the ball in hand, and limiting the kicking game would probably be a good idea. I would also have Ugo on the wing, coming in to take first phase ball at 12 often. Get him running at the 10/12 channel, use his strength to break the gain line as with Jordan, then quickly spread the ball out towards the wing and Stretts/Camacho/Lowe. They all have pace to burn, and if the 10 and 12 are sucked in, then that will leave space. We need some proper tactics.