I'm not suggesting the NRC that is at fault. Its the ARU!
If you think making junior and suburban rugby clubs pay a $5000 per club "ARU LEVY" to fund the NRC is acceptable then we agree to disagree. Sadly rugby is the only code in which money flows from the bottom of the pyramid to the top.
Sadly its not. Over $1m has been taken from the base to pay for what in theory was a good idea. Sadly it hasn't caught the imagination of the rugby public, let alone Joe Punter on the street and has had a devastating impact on the grassroots.
An hours travel? Might be easy driving 30 mins to go from Hunters Hill but try driving from Richmond to Newport, Oatley to Rouse Hill or Mosman to Blue Mountains on a Saturday with school sport traffic. Lets open our eyes people.