Watching games over the weekend and especially the forwards from other teams. It struck me and a mate that the Tigers have a lot of tallish players with slimmer builds (Twal, Clark, Eiso, Garner, Seyfarth) but when you look at other teams, they have more stockier built forwards who seem to be able to roll forward. They can be tall but are just thicker set (JWH, Hamlin-Uele, Fonua-Blake).
I have been trying to understand why we don’t go forward and think there is a certain sameness to our pack. I don’t think it’s a lack of effort but while a rangy forward can be to tackle awkward one-on-one, they don’t seem to be able to maintain momentum with the gang tackling techniques used today.
Obviously we need to recruit forwards but do we also need to consider the body shapes as well?