3 weeks from the end of the competition rounds one stat shows the kind of season we have had - in defence we have let in more points than 8 other teams. The good news is that out team can defend, they showed that last year. A successful return for Brett Stewart is probably more important for allowing a better defensive formation than it is for whatever he can add to the attack. They say defence is largely about attitude, I am sure that is right. However having inexperienced players in key positions such as the back 3 is also a factor. Dropping the ball and conceding penalties is the other factor that puts too much pressure on any defence. We can fix the defence but that is what we have to fix if we are to get to the semis, let alone to get there with loftier ambitions.