It’s noted that the first elements a new Coach should invest in when taking over a shambles are set piece and defence. Mark Hammett has been in Cardiff for just about a month and his impact can already be seen in these areas. However, for all of the very small green shoots of recovery that those phases provide, the rest of the Cardiff game was cruelly exposed by a Glasgow team far more streetwise, far more unified and far further along the coaching cycle that provided them with the confidence to stick to their game plan.
The margin of victory was telling but Hammett can take ... more
Zebre 26 Cardiff 41
The new season hits us with an optimism not known for many years, so we were keen to see how the new players would mix with the retained, under the new coaching structure of Hammett. Although he hasn’t been here that long, we had hoped that he had identified the structural issues and to see if any attempts have been made to repair them.
What the game highlighted was the work ahead which needs to be done as, although the margin of victory was fairly comfortable in the end, the home team were very poor and our lot were not much better. There were the normal signs of individual C... more