The only way out of this rut is development pathways locally, but that involves investment and then lots of patience.We've had to make big calls on coaches before. I remember Matthew Ridge saying no one at the Warriors had heard of Daniel Anderson when his application turned up. Ridge had to call Bob Fulton to find out who he was. That's how desperate we were then
I'm ok with our new coach. He has been in the game for a while. He knows about living in NZ and also what the travel demands are. He's also seen success and failure at clubs.
What does concern me is the way this has gone down, because I'm starting to see a pattern. Last time we were in turmoil we had some quick signings to give us new hope for the next season. And the outcome was terrible. This time the signings seem better.
But if in another 18 months we are in turmoil again, I don't want to see a repeat of this as the answer. Because i will know that it wont work. Ideally they need to fix the cause(s) of the turmoil now. But I see nothing that leads me to believe that will happen.
The investment for the AusRL pathways and systems comes from the broadcast deal with the NRL, something we will just never get a bite of. Not really sure what the answer is there.
Gus Gould + a billionaire RL loving investor would have done the trick.