Firstly, very frustrating game, played poorly & we should have closed the game out.
We are underpowered, no doubt but when you look at the age profile of the team we should be realistic. Kilcoyne, Sherry, Dougal, POM, DOC 2, are all extremely young in the pack(all around 22/23 & they will bulk up to be animals in the future). This experience will stand to them, add that top CJ Stander arriving over soon, then DOC, WDP, Earls, Jones coming back from injury & things aren't bad. The style that Penney is playing will take time but this team will get there & will surprise a lot of people this year.
Those conditions also were not suited to us today, we were up against a much bigger pack but in the next few years we'll have a pack to match most so I think we should be positive before lambasting players, coaches at this early stage, it's going to be frustrating but there are good signs for this team going forward & today will be a great learning experience. Also Zebo is an absolute Golden nugget, outstanding talent.