Opposition clubs have figured out how to marginalise Ed Langdon out on the wing, Ben Brown has lost his rhythm up front, Jake Lever has looked all at sea without May in the side and Sam Weideman – who should be stamping his authority on games and making the case for his permanent inclusion in our best 22 – has looked diffident.
Add to that the fact Clayton Oliver has fallen into the bad old habit of trying to do too much on his own, while his partner in crime, Christian Petracca, hasn’t looked right for weeks.
Gawn’s loss, in particular hurts.
It’s not just because he’s the…
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