For god sake the squads are well into training can't they not release them to the rugby community.
It's a bit hard to form an affinity for either side unless you know who'll be in them.
I believe it has been held back because of the RWC squad announcement, possibly if someone was named in an NRC squad who was thought to be going to Tokyo it would give away that they had been left out of the RWC. Anyway, Saturday apparently is when NRC squads announced. Reds contracted players are all in the squads and then any spaces left are for club guys.
I hear the problem is with the Forwards (especially front row). Players are either injured or tired after a heavy season workload.