Then what the hell is Hurrell, Manu, Mannering , Matulino, Shaun Johnson, etc etc doing out there.....There should be little room for error in first grade. The public (us) will grill every small mistake or mis-read you make. And I guess thats my point. Kata is a talent no doubt. But if he's still learning, then he's not ready for first grade. And that should be the message sent and the sort of benchmark and standard we should be aiming for as a club.
Getting our arses kicked by 50 pts and then coach coming out and saying "we're not that bad" is setting a ridiculously low bar for standards (IMHO), because in reality, we are THAT bad right now.