Okay guys we are 5 rounds in and let's look at how our forwards are competing against each other, I will separate middle forwards and Edge forwards and divide in to offense and defence.
MIDDLE FORWARDS - RUNS (meters per carry)
1st place - Tim Mannah 10.39 mpc
2nd place - Suaia Matagi 9.23 mpc
3rd place - Peni Terepo 9.1 mpc
4th place - Tepai Moeroa 8.58 mpc
5th place - Kane Evans 8.3 mpc
6th place - Nathan Brown 8.17 mpc
7th place - Daniel Alvaro 7.08 mpc
MIDDLE FORWARDS - TACKLES (tackles per minute on field)
1st place - Daniel Alvaro - 0.76 tpm
2nd place - Suaia Matagi - 0.66 tpm
3rd place - Kane Evans - 0.62 tpm
4th place - Tim Mannah - 0.55 tpm
5th place - Peni Terepo - 0.54 tpm
6th place - Tepai Moeroa - 0.52 tpm
7th place - Nathan Brown - 0.46 tpm
EDGE FORWARDS - RUNS (meters per carry)
1st place - Tony Williams - 10 mpc
2nd place - Beau Scott - 9 mpc
3rd place - Kenny Edwards - 8.7 mpc
4th place - Brad Takairangi - 8.46 mpc
5th place - Manu Mau - 8.24 mpc
EDGE FORWARDS - TACKLES (tackles per minute on field)
1st place - Beau Scott - 0.56 tpm
2nd place - Ken Edwards - 0.39 tpm
3rd place - Manu Mau - 0.32 tpm
4th place - Brad Takairangi - 0.31 tpm
5th place - Tony Williams - 0.22 tpm
HOOKERS - RUNS & TACKLES
1st place Kaysa Pritchard - 8 mpc
2nd place Cameron King - 6.2 mpc
1st place Cameron King - 0.54 tpm
2nd place Kaysa Pritchard - 0.50 tpm
Stats don't paint the whole picture but you can see who works the hardest in defence and who is a more effective carrier. you could make a case for both Nathan Brown and Daniel Alvaro to take less runs and that guys like Beau Scott and Kenny Edwards are still effective if they can clean up their discipline.
Nathan Brown is the only one worth mentioning with offloads, he averages 2 per game. Also time on the field is factor, but you can only judge a player on the opportunities they are given.
I truly believe most our problems stem from losing the middle third battle, we have our issues on the edges to but the middle magnifies them.
The most immediate fix is to move Nathan Brown into 9, bring Beau Scott into 13 and start with Terepo and Matagi to try and win the defensive ruck, I would also drop Manu one of my favorites to wenty and start Moeroa for more added defensive stability.