To be honest I think a lot of it does come down to coaching, if Sonny Bill DID play for the warriors and never went to Australia, I doubt very much he'd be half the player he is today. hence why so many ex-warriors play their best football AFTER they leave the warriors. We need to invest in some seasoned trainers/defensive coachs etc. Of the Billy Johnson
Calibre. Thats where it's at, that's why Toopi is so Dumb! i guarantee if he was at another club he'd be possibly the best centre in the game.
Here's a list of ex-warriors doing well because of some much needed coaching and guidence.
and so many more.
John Ackland, who signed Sonny Bill as a 14 year old as well as Roy Asotasi and Hutch Maiava, has said Sonny Fai is the best talent to come out of Auckland in 20 years.
The truth is we've always had great talent in our hands but don't know how to get the best out of them, then we release them and they make us look stupid.
Great for the KIWIS though!!!