I will be shoutiong from the rafters for the boys in BB & W as they will need all the support we in the crowd can give.
Atters loss is a big one as his bulk especially in teh tight helps our toung props who are both up against a very strong two in Wood and Harden. Do not underestimate Harden he is a very good all round prop and a good scrummager! Catty may be a bit stronger but with a lighter second row, he is going to struggle. At scrum time we must go for very fast channel one ball on our putin and not get involved in prolonged scrums on their put in.
We ahve picked a side to play it fast in the forwards but if it is wet we are going to struggle....
If our front five do not hold theirs, our back row who may be slightly better on paper, will be more committed to winning ball in the tight and cannot cover the field to firstly stop and get in Burns face and also cover across to get at their speedy back 3.
Someone else mentioned Burns kick over the top of the onrushing defence and will do this especially against us and if it is wet. This is what Louw has to cover! Burns can be upset and so can Elliot F -S and he could be a target for Banners. Also they will attack the space behind Woodburn and bomb him and Vesty frequently and again our forwrads have to cover and take the ball in at these points.
I may sound negative but can only see a Glaws win and us a LBP! I have been wrong before and sincerely hope I am again this time!
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