Don’t want to single anyone out, so I won’t mention names…
But if Tommy was not there tonight, neither of those tries get scored. The previous bloke would have ended up in touch or lost it.
If Grant was not there and Josh was at 9, our attack would be nowhere near top of the league. No way it flows for 70 plus in a week.
If AD was not there, no way we catch every high ball safely or use power plays for the FB to score.
Those are just three players.
But it is obvious what a difference class makes.
We have a core of about 12 at the moment.
Our recruitment, finally, is looking good and strategic.
We need better depth at prop.
We need better depth at 13.
Stefano and Blore may well be the answers.
We can’t have the current 17 as our emergency backs cover…we need class there.
We can’t have the three ancient warriors taking those depth spots…we need young, hungry, aggressive, players.
Most of these problem areas will be solved in the next 6-18 months.
Not sure we have the depth this year, but you can see the basis of what Madge is building.