Very sorry about the problems Matt is in, and hope people just keep this all in perspective, after all he's not robbed anybody, or beaten anyone up. He's young enough to come back, and the club will support him, despite his irresponsibility.
However, I think it is clear that to be a top team in the premiership, a side needs four front line props, and Stevens, Bell, Flatman and Barnes have been doing an outstanding job.
I was wondering if we have a good enough tighthead in the squad to take up the slack? Perhaps someone in the know could forward their views.
Incidentally, what is the situation with Nathan Catt? (I know he's a loosehead) - has he been injured, or is his scummaging not yet up to speed - he was very impressive in the loose for the Barbarians.