My faith is renewed. The young ones will be better next year with more seniors around them onfield.
But I think Manu, Kata, Hurrell is a recipe for disaster. Hurrell needs a solid defender beside him. Not a good attacker. I think Wright could be the answer.
Kata for mine shouldn't be in the same backline as Manu and Konnie. They need solid partners. I don't think Wright Kata Fusitua Duffy has enough venom to win a game either.
The fact people say to leave Kata alone because he scores tries is the problem. We have to stop making excuses for defensive liabilities, error-prone, butter-finger players.
Even Manu's value is waning for me. But I'd still keep him for another year. The thing is even with his frailties he has more than one string to his bow that compensates for his mistakes Kata's upsides are limited.
I can see Cappy has tried to set standards. But it takes time for the whole club to be on the same page. Cappy's choices are limited for now. If he sacks people he hasn't much to fall back on. Perpetual sackings are not feasible. Yet it would raise standards. The young guys need to be hungry like Lisone
and Vete were. Not acting like they've hit the big time already.
Only hungry players should make it.