So breaking down this Canterbury side.
One regular SR starter in the backline (Drummond) and two in the forwards (Douglas and Franks). Only one is a consistent first stringer though. In the backs, Burke, Poihipi and McLeod are yet to play SR and I think also Siataga in the forwards. Some of the young talent just isn't that wonderful ie McKay and Punivai. Maybe there's a good reason the Crusaders have let them both go. Not the powerhouse side of years gone by (pre 2018 dynasty).
But there's enough talent and experience in the forwards to get the job done in the NPC. So man up fluffybunnies.
I've got no faith in Maddock. I think we've dug pretty deep into the talent pool the last few years as head coaches have moved on and now we're dredging the bottom. And the backs and inconsistent backline selections are a big issue which is hurting us.
Come on CANTERBURY.