The representative subbies side plays one or two games a year don't they? The idea behind a third tier is to create something that lies between first grade Shute Shield or Premier Rugby and Super Rugby. I don't see how having representative subbies teams would help that. Would it encourage first grade players who don't make the higher teams involved in the third tier to ditch the Shute Shield to go and play subbies so they're a chance of joining the third tier that way? I just don't see how it makes sense.