David Wilson (68)
I read somewhere that the Panthers stockpile enough players to fill four or five Flegg sides. As for being a better option for their development, I suspect that for many of these kids and their families they are motivated as much, or more, by the money they can earn from a ridiculously early age if they commit to league.
I have said this before: we have to set realistic objectives. We simply cannot compete head on with league, particularly in NSW.
We have to play to our strengths.
We definitely can't compete head on, but I would simply like us to provide and decent option for all kids - particularly those who started in rugby. Nor could rugby ever have 9 pro or even semi-pro teams in Sydney, but having by having just one we effectively deal ourselves out of the game. The answer is somewhere in between.