Tahboy, do you really think cutting ARU funding is the way to solve the problems of Colts in Western Sydney? If anything the ARU should be throwing money at Penrith and Parramatta to attract and retain their junior players into Colts through structured programs. Your attitude exemplifies why the code is struggling in Western Sydney and therefore at Waratah level. The AFL, NRL and now Soccer are pouring millions into development in Western Sydney. Cash strapped clubs like Penrith and Parramatta simply don't have the resources to attract and retain junior talent from other Rugby clubs let alone other codes. Having said that, Parramatta established an academy with $3k from a sponsor and it will go around again this off season. Compare that to the 24 development officers the AFL have roaming the West or the fully funded Rugby League Academy at St Marys; or compare it to the free education or "petrol money" paid by some clubs to attract talent.