Simple answer to all your questions about marist rugby. Been there done that attitude, it happens to the biggest clubs in sport. The likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, once a dominant force now an average joe. Padua has now proven it's a force to be reckoned with in aic, a sleeping giant. It was only a matter of time that the Franciscans on the hill at kedron would get their jagger. The progression in the last 10 years from padua is incredible. I don't think marist have lost the talent. It's still there, just no pride in the jumper. Something that historically padua was lacking a bit, had the talent just not enough pride. It's looking like splc vs padua will now be the grand final in round 7, how exciting will that be?