I thought Dan Abram improved towards the end of the season and put in some good efforts.
He was out in some difficult positions due to poor defending and ball control in front of him. But yes I agree with you 100%~ the likes of Hawkyard is (and was) what we need. Similarly in the halves- a knowledgeable hardened rugby brain who knows the ins and outs when it gets down and dirty, to bring on and sort out the youngsters.
You have to wonder about Swinton-if our last season’s players are the best they can target you have to wonder what they’re aiming for.