Iafetas Kickstand Wang
There are a lot of things that have to go right to turn a mentally weak team with a soft club culture into a high flying contender in the space of a single off season...i think your points are valid and sadly prophetic.
We have a couple of fantastic signings no doubt, but at the moment it looks like the same defensive frailties are going to haunt us in the same old positions....fullback and hooker weren't defensive soft points before Luke and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck signed, so i'm not seeing much of a difference there.
It all comes down to McCrappin and whether he can pull his head out of his ass, or at least listen to someone who has a clue.
Tomkins tackled as well as Barbie. Lots of plastic, had a filthy looking dress, but once you lifted it up you were ultimately disappointed.