I would of thought it was a problem if a team is heavily relaint on overseas players, as you stated in your previous post, would you not?
Yes, it's a problem but the overseas players themselves are not, they bring skill, character and entertainment to the game, would you want to see Pat Richards, Willi Manu and Tony Puletua sent home?.
The biggest reliance is at London Broncos so this will give the "shut them down" brigade ammunition for their prejudices. All M62 clubs of course excused. Les Catalans also continue to rely heavily.
The second biggest excess (possibly the biggest if you look at it another way) is in Hull where a team of 13 overseas players enable this so called hotbed of talent to run two average SL teams.
As I say Widnes hardly have a Widnes lad in their side and nor does anyone else apart from Myler at Wire, so it's not as if they've all left the town when the club were in the championship to get SL contracts elsewhere. This is deeply disturbing as I grew up with Widnes turning out great RL players for 30 years.
And when you look at St. Helens you see seven overseas stars and only four homegrown lads, so alarm bells may be ringing there. Warrington boast a big improvement in local born stars but only three local lad are in the seventeen starters. Boasts and reality are different things.
The truth for "Lancashire" is a large dearth of home grown talent and when you look at the inadequate gates at Salford and widnes it's hard not to conclude the old county is only big enough in resources to support three professional sides. Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside. Shades of Mo
If there is a bright side it's down "Calder" way where Fev/Pontefract/Cas churn out 21 current top level SL players between them and could find 11,000 fans between them to support a club whose vibrancy on the playing front could rival Leeds and Wigan who have the most prolific player production lines and the least reliance on overseas stars. At the moment Fev plan to go it alone as Cas sink because RL people think with their hearts not their heads and we won't change that.
There's an argument that it doesn't matter if a professional RL club doesn't sign most of it's players locally if they don't produce enough, but it matters like hell when only two clubs can put a home grown 17 on the pitch. This is why the so called stupid & inept RFL placed youth development at the heart of the Licensing system, this is why they tried so hard to get SL clubs in new places.