You are right about our defence Spazer. It was horrendous last season. I am very sure that this will improve during the coming season. Hook has identified it and would have been working on it and this is why they have bought the likes of Su'a and Molo and the other newbies. De Belin will be much better for the run last year and he will definitely be defending a lot tighter and doing just a little less because of the others doing more.I think our attack across the park will be better this time. We have more strike in the edges with Sua, Burns, and also a more confident Bird. Having Suli replace Beale is a big plus. Lomax, Rav and Hunt are good attacking weapons and just need to stay on the park. Plus the young guns too, but that goes without saying.
My biggest concern is defence. We lose numbers far too often, especially around the ruck. I'm hoping the improved middle fixes this otherwise we will be chasing points again.
Penrith won the comp last year because of their defence in the finals and Grand final. Great defence wins matches. As kit66 mentioned, Dufty's attack and try assists will be missed but we won't miss his poor defence. Our attack will be much better this year together with better defence.