What worries me is that he thinks he is too clever by half. He seems to think that his grand plan of the week will baffle and confuse the opposition. What it does is gives us a 5 minute break, then other coaches figure it out and use it against us. Having no wings? Really? Half the forwardline starting on the back flank? Really? Midgets in the ruck? Really?
These things are fine for a little bit to unsettle the opposition team, but there is a bloody good reason why they aren't the norm. It's no wonder why our forward line and back line are looking more and more dysfunctional by the week. They have no set plan; no time to gel before the next brain fart changes everything. But the big thing is that he won't or can't change these things when they are countered by a better coach ( like yesterday).
I'm not surprised the players gave up yesterday. When the instructions you are given stop making sense then you don't have a team; you have 22 players all trying to interpret things in a way that does make sense to them.
We aren't losing games at the selection table. We are losing them because each week the players are given different directives.