I think a perennial problem for us is the transition from age group play to the big leagues. At the age group level our boys are at par with the big 8 but our tendency to fast track any young promise into the national team stunts their natural growth.
Had we a stronger domestic league and a commitment by the selectors to not put in to the team the next big hope, we might be able to save some of these talented youngsters.
We seem to have too many 20 something has-beens.
How do we mitigate this?