Buggeration! Top front row all out. Throw in BBBR and we're significantly depowered.
That said, next tier getting some great experience. Taylor was very good on Saturday.
Moody was the biggest loss IMO because Hames' work in the loose is not at the same level. But the latter is a formidable scrummager and has worked out the silly penalties of his first games in black.
Laulala has been very good this season. He is a powerful scrummager and has made his presence felt in the rucks. He is also as quick as Franks in the loose.