we are many years behind the other clubs in super league (dragons apart) in the development of home grown talent as when we were in the championships many talented local youngsters such as mark percival signed for our neighbours.
.... because Widnes showed no interest in him. That had nothing to do with the division. Widnes also had Danny Richardson - now at Saints - on the books but treated him so badly he felt he had no option but to go elsewhere. He didn't want to, he wanted to play for his hometown club and the club his dad played for. Who knows how many more there have been?
I don't care what the RFL ratings say, Widnes Academy is not a good one.