Didn’t know Rugby Union college Iona in Brisbane and the Waratahs Rugby Academy,was part of Manly’s systemRemembering they only sign for a couple of years and are free agents after that.
I do get your point , but do look at the current situation.
Panthers , pick from the largest junior competition area and get all the best players.
Storm , no junior competition in their area so just cherry pick from the best available.
Roosters , as with the Storm.
A very good example is JWH, brought up through our system , cherry picked for huge dollars , went on to be arguably the best Prop in the game.
Now , not saying we’d be able to keep him under this system but it would be fairer to the other 16 clubs to get a chance to sign a future superstar.