Whilst that quote is said in jest, I personally think our clubs are the two biggest offenders in the league. It could be solved very easily by a directive from the RFL sent to all clubs with any subsequent offenders sent either into the sin bin or sent off if they don't learn their lesson.
Leeds played Castleford a few years back on the same weekend as England v Exiles and had 10 players missing. They played kids and actually won, 12-10 or something like that. They didn't ask for a postponements. They got on with it. Teams have an u20s and should use them.
Not every club has the resources and development programmes that Leeds have. I agree that Salford need to play some of their U19s but I think my point still stands about clubs cutting the playing roster so thinly that cases like Salford are currently facing may become more likely.
Take a spoon of cement Salford and harden the **** up!
It's part of the game. All teams go through a bad run at some point. Get on with it.
Whilst I understand your sentiment, this is a clear indication that clubs aren't strong enough in terms of a player base. Clubs have cut the 'A' teams, U21/U23s etc and now don't have enough players in the system in order to mitigate against hard times like Salford are currently facing.