Hull KR have a new coach in the shape of Willie Peters at the start of a new era at the club.
He is a forward thinking coach who is enjoying his first taste of Super League having worked in the NRL.
So, he is well placed to give his verdict on what Super League needs to compete with the NRL especially as the Super League Champions St Helens prepare to take on NRL winner Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge next week.
He revealed what it is the development of young players that Super League needs to focus on when speaking to Serious About Rugby League:
“I need to experience is this year but there’s no doubt that we need to invest more in our pathways, I can say that.
“With seeing what I’ve seen the last three or four months there needs to be more resources in our pathways.
“Australia and the NRL do that well but they do have the resources to do that, if we can find a way to invest more and develop our youth then this game is going to be safe and we’re going to have a game that people will want to see for the next hundred and hundreds of years.
“The most important thing is getting the foundations right, getting the grass roots right and that’s the area we need to concentrate on most. Once we’ve got that right then the product is going to be there.”
Hull KR as a club have been very forward thinking recently in light of IMG’s changes.
Peters shed light on this as well:
“Paul Lakin, our CEO takes care of that, and I do the on field stuff and naturally we communicate all the time but yeah it’s an exciting time for the game and we need to take it and showcase it as much as we can. Paul looks after that.”