Best and J.Saf are indeed a huge loss. Hoy, Mann and Pearce shouldn't be missed given that they've been weak points in the side at different stages. Green offers things Pearce can't and if he isn't an upgrade on Pearce, he's equal. Ponga is an upgrade on Hoy. Watson is a better player than Mann. I wouldn't say it's a long bow, there are positives and negatives in the 2 different teams named for rounds 4 and 5.Bugger me that's a very long bow you are drawing there
We are 1000% better with Jsaf, Best and Pearce out there. There is just no sane way you can say that side has been our best all year. Turn it up
There's no way we should've lost that much with the changes. It was all down to a terrible attitude and not being up for the match imo.