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- North Stander
Ok swap the word prop for front rower or middle. What we ideally need is someone 6’3 to 6’5 and 17.5 stone. Someone that can play down the middle and make the hard yards.
What we don’t need (in my opinion) is someone about 6″ and around 15 to 15.5 stone who is hard working, a good defender but doesn’t make any yards at the point of contact. That is were we have gone wrong in the past getting bullied and tired out with smaller players trying to stop the bigger guys and using too much energy. Yes you need 3 or 4 of these type of players in the squad, to play in the back row. Wide running players with a bit of pace like Ben Currie. But their is no substitute for a couple of 17.5 to 18 stone blokes provided they have the fitness and aggression required to play in the middle.