Why do NZ persist with budget imports?
The Breakers' local core, featuring the likes of Abercrombie, Penney, Vukona, Pledger and Loe is more than decent. In fact it's quite good. But why do they continue to recruit budget imports to go alongside this core?
Watching today's game against Cairns, Sosa and Newbill look to be the two most budget imports in the league.
It doesn't appear the Breakers have learned their lesson from last season. They started the season with a budget import PG as well and looked average, but when they recruited Dillard and Carter they looked very dangerous and a Top 4 side. They just ran out of time to make up for the poor start.
Now they are doing it again. Is it a sign of a tighter budget from upper management? Is this the reason why Vickerman left? Seems strange from a club that was a 3-peat champion not that long ago.