Greg Davis (50)
Agree, But how do juniors feel if there parents cant afford private school fees and that goal cant be reached? Rugby is almost like you have to go to a Private School to become a Wallaby which is wrong. Just look at other codes - summer and winter sport, it is proof that there is sporting talent out there littered through the schools its about opening doors and supporting kids opportunity.
I agree with what you say but it is possible to have both private and public school students to have a pathway. (For what it is worth I would love a private v public school match rather than a state of origin rip off.) As for juniors I think that you just need to take regions and start from there. All Super franchises should own the NRC teams. I will use Brisbane as an example. If you grown up near Sunnybank you still play for your school whether it be private or public. You then play for a club, for example Sunnybank and then move to Brisbane NRC team then Super Rugby. The school is not relevant as you are playing within the catchment for Brisbane. At club level you can apply to go to QLD Country NRC if this is your desire, an example might be that you grew up in country before moving to Brisbane. The decision occurs when you first play club rugby.