Mark Ella (57)
Cheers for that. Excellent.
This is the key as well - sponsorship.
Australia needs to be looking to go down this path IMO. Extend our existing state programs - but start with establishing one perhaps, as Scotland did.
Key advantage we have in Sponsorship is that Murrayfield is owned by the SRU. So all the money that goes towards stadium rights over here, that goes straight into the pockets of government or private owners goes right back into SRU coffers for us.
The Southern States and regional U20s tournaments have certainly been better preparation for the Cup itself, but there's a lot more that could be done over the longer term and I hope we find a way to do it.