The RFL are a disgrace for the whole running of the game or should I say ruining of the game. Youth and player development is vital for both pro and amateur clubs, players and various national teams. But as usual the clubs look to make short term decisions and concentrate just on the first team. The Clown Twins at the RFL (Wood & Rimmer) just agree without thinking and seeing the damage its doing to the rest of the game. For me EVERY SL club should run a U23, U20, U18. If you cant afford it dont be in SL! EVERY Championship team should run a U23 and U18. Cant afford it then drop down to Championship one! If Halifax, Featherstone and Sheffield can afford to run teams at various academy levels why cant Sl teams?
I dont know what the SL U19s team will look like but I presume the 13 English teams all have one and Catalans have a reserve team in UTC that play in Elite 1. Simple thing for me is add Halifax, Sheffield, Fev, Keighley and Leigh to them. Have 2 conferences of 9 with the top 4 playing of against each other. Not rocket science. Maybe the 5 Championship clubs are allowed 5 players over to play in any one game. The RFL should be encouraging clubs to run academy teams not penalise them.
Edited by Lounge Room Lizard, 13 December 2012 - 09:47 PM.