Fair enough, I took the way you asked for advice the wrong way then lol.Well, to be honest I don't care about "Don't try this, don't try that". I play to have fun, and I won't play a human team just because they are easy to learn. I just like Lizardmen... 6/4/1/9 is an awesome stat line for Saurus and I want to use it !
Though, Sage, what do you think about having a pair of Saurus with Block + Tackle + Mighty Blow ? Seems quite bashy no ?
With skinks you take a couple with catch for handing off and sidestep diving tackle can be a great combo.
You want to cycle them to get doubles and +ag if possible
I like the sarus build you mentioned and I also like to have 1-2 with break tackle early to add some easy blitzing opportunities.