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Re: The Championship
Posted by: BathMatt53
Date: 09/12/2019 14:32
Four years ago, I was watching a grass roots youth Rugby league game in South London , I was watching my youngest son who was playing for a RL club (during the summer months) . During the game he sat down (as you can only do in RL) an absolute monster of a player on the opposition. That player was Jo Kpoko.
The point is clubs like Saracens who are generally seen as having the best Academy setups and bringing through players and developing them, they look at players from all backgrounds from far and wide including RL.
I think Bath relying on Beechem and a few players from the Uni, is not going to produce a stream of top class players coming through the academy for the future. IMO

They do a bit of everything don't they? Attract players to Beechen for the AASE and unit teams, look at other young prospects released from other academies (such as Obano) and hire from places like Leeds.

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