I think the "Bullfrog" influence over the Dogs will come back into play and the place will end up in turmoil yet again.I agree possum , if it was me coaching it would be part and parcel for my players to be drilled and drilled consistently on those type of skills .
Perhaps they are , however for mine I would be seeking to maximising whatever skills our players have to their limit .
As for the Dogs being able to seemingly recruit better than the Dragons , I feel that there are other aspects at play , such as locality , chance of new club making the final series at years end and whether or not there is disenchantment attached to a perspective club .
They all come into play when a player of true quality decides whether or not to sign a contract .
The Anderson's etc may be down for the moment but they will find a way to claw back the throne and crown that they believe is rightfully theirs.
Gus will be looking over his shoulder and for a fast exit when the shit hits the fan.