This is the biggest problem in our game. Every team makes more metres in a set than us. Even against the Panthers we were winning the match comfortably yet they still made far more metres per set than we did.
You’d need to remove the outlying data so the knock ons and length of the field tries would need to be excluded. But our backs are small and make fewer metres on average than the backlines of other teams. Jennings is particularly disappointing given his size, but he just can’t break tackles or keep his legs pumping like even Nof can.
The lack of strike and power in both our forwards and backs means we’re forever kicking from inside our half, whereas our rivals routinely have their first tackle 30m off their line and as a result they pin us down our end and we have our first 5-10m off our line.
Until we have more powerful and evasive player’s we’re largely going to rely on arm wrestling opponents and capitalising on their mistakes