It's like Wimbledon fortnight. Apparently "tennis fans" flock to Wimbledon but very few could name a player outside the top 20 and have next to no interest in the sport for the other 50 days of the year.
They are "eventers" and comprise a large proportion of the spectators at international events. There is nothing wrong with this, and it is an area that Rugby League needs to improve on dramatically.
If Featherstone have a squad of 31 players why do they need to use DR?
As a Fev fan I ask myself the same question.
Whilst it's good to see internationals like Pita Godinet play for Rovers it does nothing for the long term stability of the club. It strikes me as a panic measure to try and reach the middle 8's at all costs.
I am not privy to Fev's finances, but I worry that these kind of indicators point to us being in trouble if we don't make the top four this year.
After the Nahaboo debacle I am quite happy to see the club rebuild slowly and sustainabley over the next 3 or 4 years. We did it under Daryl Powell, why can't we tread the same path again?