Very interesting to see so many of these TP spots taken by international players.
TPs earn $5k, these roles whilst predominantly to support the team are also a huge part of the Australian development pathways.
I know that there was a specific limitation that the “11th” spot or main TP has to be a Diamonds eligible player and under a certain age (from memory it was about 26) but I’d hope that other processes than just that are being put in place to support Australian player’s development. We know the ANC is not sufficient and there is a review on that but clearly more needs to be done in this space.
Just look at the talent that has come through for Australia via TPs in just the last 1-2 years. Fawns, Ervin, Cransberg, Black, Gorman-Brown, Mi Mi and more. I’d be very sad to see the likes of the opportunities they received and took being blocked.