We can’t cope man on man because in most cases we have poor defenders who aren’t overly big to boot.
Aye, I remember Tiger Torch talking about player defensive ratings from the pre-season. He said a worringly small number were A defenders, ie those who could hit, stick and drop a player 1:1.
From memory those A defenders included Sue, MCK and Edwards.
Naiqama is actually very good 1:1, but his decision making is lax.
That being said, defending around two very weak defending halves is always going to hurt out wide.
So yes we don’t have terrific defensive centres or wingers, but they are trying to cover the comps worst defensive pairing. Broses are 1st and 4th for missed tackles; no other club has two halves in the Top 20.