If it come to one or the other, I'd rather an age open Reserves competition over the U20s, run by the NRL. Okay, the Warriors would struggle at first with under 20s players going into games against NRL players/bit players but for me the flip-side is that from Day 1 rather than Day 365/730 they'd be playing and training with those older/more experienced players (and obviously playing against as well) and that should get rid of their bad habits quicker, make them learn not to just rely on bulk/physique. Therefore shortening if not completely circumventing the "bouncing around" between the U20s and NSW that happens now.
Don't know how/if the Fox would fit into this, of course (does it fit into any step of the Warriors development plans now? I mean, do the Warriors have any sway such as telling the Marlins they're taking Sam Lousi this week, tough titty for the guy he's replacing?)
Ackland is already left.
The players dont rely on bulk/physqiue.
That based upon the clubs coaching, recruitments and selection policies.
Cause the Fox plays a plan ..... NYC players who dont selected usually play Fox.
Sometimes reserve grade.
As for NRL full-time players....100% would walk back into Fox teams and be welcomed.
However not always the case for NYC/NSW cup because just because they have been selected doesnt always mean they are better than current players.
As a 18 year old or 19 year old if you do well in the Fox...odds are you will get picked up bh
However at that age...alot of top talent is already picked up.
I am all for allowing late bloomers....
Remember Omar Slaimankhel getting a first grade game....when you could find better players in Fox.