Based on opinion only & prior to season kickoff, is this 2014 team equal, better or worse than 2013... Imo it is equal, as in stronger some ways, weaker in others. Kite is a big loss & Rose though only played in patches proved to be up with the best impact players in the game. Gower...reliable but nothing more & Joe was always reliable & lifted the tempo in attack. Fa'aso...still believe his absence in the 2013 GF was the difference in the result & was really looking foward to his zest in 2014, taking the pressure of Choc as that 1 man wrecking ball to play more of his edge running game. Young Jake T will step up early in the season & between Starling /Lui/Andrews that aggressive edge will reappear, especially knowing positions are up for grabs. The young halves will be even more dominant in 2014 with confidence sky high & the Lyon/Snake assault will again be 1 of the most potent attacking forces in the game, backs will again be up with the best, imo 1st. Feel the youthful enthusiasm will equal out the prospect of the experienced players lost & overall similar standard of team....just hope to go 1 better!!