Maybe..but i go back to Bris who in the week off b4 finals changed their style around to try and exploit richs style which they did. 1 week.I agree with much of what you say, especially your point about being a simple game plan.
As I see it though, when it's a simple, basic game plan that really cannot be broken down any more, overcoming it can only happen if ots executed better, with better players who are invested to a greater level.
Maybe it's as simple as no list executes it better, or is more invested as the Tiges.
So its quite possible its a development, recruitment and mindfulness advantage as opposed to a coaching issue.