I think it gets down to talent identification whether they're from the UK or Mars, something the Warriors recruiters have been sadly lacking over the years.What was that? I didn't see it.
I don't know what it is down to, but they seem to be able to find a bargain if CNK is considered. On the other hand we regard Blair as a bargain. Remember Canberra is almost as unpopular as Auckland for Aussie players so the club and sticky are doing something right. Just don't try telling me we should be signing poms.
Kent was alluding to the fact that these particular poms didn't have the salon ride pathways coming up through the grades. They had to be mentally and physically tough, something lacking in our current bunch of Warriors superstars. If you take out the 2 new pommies what else has changed about the Raiders. Almost the same personnel isn't it ?
So why the big improvement ?