Backing up my other post.
Waikato has teams in the Warriors Shaun Johnson
Shield and Dean Bell cup comps, open trials.
There’s open trials for the teams that go to the NZRL National Youth tourney thats attended by multiple NRL scouts every year.
You’d think every kid with footy talent would show up to give themselves as wide a shot as possible at pro-footy.
But just the same League kids show up. We’ve an abundance of rugby talent that’s going to peak at 1st XV or Chiefs development level who still don’t try out.
Now you can say the trials should be better advertised, I’d agree, but opportunity is being presented and the rugby kids don’t take it for whatever reasons.