In a sense, I can see why it is a shame. It would be better if there were more schools that played the game, and thus representation was wider. As it is, the sport is a "fringe" sport in some ways, so the entrenched nurseries are essential. That being the case, having a narrow group of schools from which to choose, with a large number seen as exclusive, expensive private institutions does little to change the opinion of the great unwashed that rugby is elitist. And yes, I am being a little ironic, but you get the gist.