That last game he had for the Dolphins was a blinder.
His first try was a cracker. Having some decent time in reserves will do all these young guys a world of good. Kosi, Vailea, Berry, Kepus, Petterson Robati etc.
Easy to forget how much development through the lower grades has been lost to our players in the last couple of years.
Noobs have always got bashed in forums, going way back to the first Forum.
Which is a reflection of the depth of ignorance around this sport.
Only 3.5k adults play in this country, it is a super tiny pool of amateur nobodies playing in weak competition at run down clubs, under coaches who learned from watching TV and having backgrounds as ex amateur players.
Of that 3.5k you need to remove a couple of thousand who play socially and have jobs, men who have zero interest In trying for an NRL spot.
Then out of the at best 1500 left, you need to take out the women.
So you have mabe a 1000 or so men left who would jump at an NRL dream.
From that 1000 pool, only one in 10 are even gonna remotely have the talent to get a trial.
Now let's say I've been too conservative, let's say in a good year there are 200 NRL potentials in NZ.
Now divide that by 16 competing NRL scouts and you should start to understand why it is so vital the Warriors improve their track record of developing young men like Ed Kosi.
On any given day there are more Kiwi eligible hopefuls playing in Aus junior comps nowadays than in NZ.
I think it's time people woke the fk up to running down night shift warehouse workers like Kosi who the Wozzas ignored during his younger years, and start praying he makes it.
Because the sleeping giant nonsense is a lie and people need to adjust their attitudes to NZ club rugby league players....or if the people get what they want....dissing the Kosi's of the world...the sport completely dies as a pathway here to professional rugby league.
Union has 140k registered players.
Stop using your All blacks blinkers on our noobs and get behind them people....Rugby league is a dying sport in NZ wake up.