I've spent half an hour wondering whether i should explain the plant more potatoes line, or just leave it out there.
I've always found it comical that rugby league people bemoan the lack of quality players available to super league clubs but don't connect the dots and realise that if you want more at the top end, you have to ensure you're putting more in the system at the bottom end, because players grow up and retire.
Of course you can always buy more potatoes at the store, providing someone somewhere is planting them to stock the shelves with.
Now no one club in particular has to introduce kids to rugby league but as custodians of the whole game, (the RFL) we should accept the responsibility of ensuring that increasing numbers of children are being introduced to the game each year, or face the perennial dearth of talent we all grumble and worry about these days.
The Australians know this.
When I was there in the 80's they had over 400 grade 4 coaches (their highest qualification) in Sydney, coaching under 10's.
As far as I can see, no-one in the UK except Newcastle, is actually grasping the nettle on this issue.