Probably because people believe that to shine at this sport you must attend a private school. If the game was fair dinkum it would open the competition up to all commers. A competition played in a seeded fashion would help develope the code. And I love the game but check out the ratings for the televised Shute Shield. We have to improve the comp and the player base if we are to grow. The game has an elitist feel at the present moment and the punters will not cop it. The game is presently insular at the moment in this country.