Billy Sheehan (19)
With discussions of ground up approach in mind , what's the go with the lack of teams in the U14 age group?
BSHS don't have a B's this year, IGS didn't in the U13's last year ( not sure about this year?) and the BBC U14b's play in the C's competition.
Would think this is a bit of a problem moving forward for this age group.
It’s a really good question.
I think it’s the confluence of a number of factors :
1. The Reds not being that good for 6 or 7 years prior
2. The Wallabies being fairly poor for the last 3 to 4 years
3. An unusual WTF outlier year with serious injuries in 2018
4. The economic reality for a lot of 50/50 families in the post GFC / post Resource boom World
If you consider the high water mark of GPS Rugby over the last 10 years as being 2014 to 2017 it flowed on from the Reds winning in 2011 and the Wallabies being pretty competitive in the first half of the decade
And I think hearts and minds have been lost now that John Williamson is nowhere to be seen before Wallabies games . Yeah ..... John Williamson. That’s it. John Williamson.