It's a sad reflection of the Auckland competition that we don't see any players coming through from the Fox Memorial to the NRL anymore.
The gap is so big I doubt scouts pay any attention, instead concentrating on age group competitions and first fifteen rugby.
We need to seriously improve our domestic competitions, not sure how but lack of money is probably a starting point.
Big potential talent pool that has been left to slip away.
Is part of it that players tend to be signed younger these days? Players with NRL potential are either signed by the Warriors or have headed to aus befor the end of high school.