Reducing teams will have more talent go off shore. For those that follow the Shute Shield comp closely they'd be aware how much talent has headed off shore and thus reducing the depth. I've listed a combined Manly / Rats team on one of these threads that would push a lot of Super Teams. So dropping it back to 2 NSW teams - really - so aspiring rugby players have there season cut short so Super Players can drop back and play NRC. I'd much rather see these aspring players allow a crack.