I confess that before each game this year I have been uneasy and nervous regarding our no-name, no-impact forward pack. Each team, such as Souff's, Rorters, Cowgirls and Scum have boasted Big, powerful star laden packs that threaten to smash us into submission. Again before the Canberra game the talking heads were predicting that the Giant pack and bench of the Raiders would get on top in the wet conditions. Again they didn't. Why is it so? Our pack doesn't seem to perform any "Big Hits" or defence shattering hit-ups, they just seem to go about their business. It is as though rather than meeting these powerful foes with an equal an opposite force....we simply seem to .. absorb them. Neutralise them. Negate them. And it doesn't seem to make a difference who we use, Lui, Hassan, JSL, Starling et al. Why?