Re: Official Aussie NRL Thread
Guys like Geoff Toovey and Trevor Gillmeister had to adapt and use what they had to their advantage... unfortunately not all little blokes have the skill and probably are scared off by the sheer size of some islander kids etc.
The parents have the final say... i wish i had a dollar for everytime i heard a kids parents say "he wanted to play rugby league but we saw the big islander kids and put him in soccer instead"
But as you say, their is an arguement that a weight based system doesnt prepare smaller guys to be elite players. When they get to the top level and have to play against massive forwards it will have severe consequences. I do like the idea of a weight based system that lets smaller guys play with the bigger blokes if they want to but it would be pretty hard to implement and enforce i reckon