Sounds like pretty standard fare from the Tahs. Cheika will now be aware of the scale of the problem he's dealing with, but I have to hope for the sake of Australian rugby and my sanity that he can find a way.
The Pocock injury, if it's as serious as suspected, is unfortunate but not a disaster. Openside is one of the few areas in which we have any sort of depth, and ACLs have long since ceased to be career-enders. And since Smith has (conveniently) re-signed with them it's not as though Jono
's lot will be that badly affected, either.