Bob Davidson (42)
The scary thing on top of this is the lack of development from the 2020/21/22 while the 6 Nations were still playing Academy games and U20's. We have been standing still/ going backwards compared to the NH when it comes to develpoment at an age group level. When you throw in our Super Rugby squads being in Covid bubbles for most of 2020/21, it means your young development players aren't even playing much club rugby where they can at least gain valuable game time against quality opposing in a genuine match enviroment. Our young talent is just plain underdeveloped and lacking in match experience compared to other nations.Here's the decade of Aussie flyhalves for the u20s. Not like we've missed any gems.
2019: Will Harrison, Isaac Lucas, Lolesio (played centre)
2018: Lucas, Lawson Creighton
2017: Hamish Stewart, Jack McGregor
2016: Nick Jooste, Mack Mason, Jordan Jackson-Hope
2015: James Dalgleish, Paia'aua
2014: Jake McIntyre
2012: whoever played flyhalf here I don't recognise. Maybe it was Godwin or Lucas.
2011: Ben Volavola
2010: To'omua - last time we had a proper test player
No NRC or U20's, plus Covid bubbles over the last few seasons has lead to our development players not getting enough game time. The U16/19 National Comp this year was a welcome step back towards age group development, just wonder what cost the lack of development has been since 2019.