I doubt that an ARC or a National Club Competition would make compelling viewing for an audience sufficiently large to pay for it, as it would always be second rate compared to Super Rugby. As a result, while it may offer a new developmental pathway for more players, it would probably not be profitable, or at least not pay for itself. Reserve grade and second-tier competitions would be significantly expensive, but would't generate significant revenue. Since the ARU doesn't earn anything like the AFL, Rugby cannot afford them. I'd suggest some of the following: 1) University Cup, featuring 10 teams based in the Australian and NZ cities which have a Super franchise. E.g. Sydney Uni playing ANU, UQ, Melbourne Uni, Otago Uni etc. This could emulate the appeal of South Africa's Varsity Cup, or the NRL Toyota Cup, especially if the majority of players are Colts age, it would be seen as an elite competition for youth, effectively creating Colts feeder teams for the Waratahs, Brumbies, Reds etc. The Toyota Cup does generate ratings that have rivalled some Super Rugby games, and if this competition were staged midweek, games could be broadcast on Fox, and attract a decent crowd from uni students. 2) A City/Country (NSW) match played on an Origin basis. Staging such a match outside Sydney, even in Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, or a smaller regional centre, could promote Rugby to new markets, and create a quality game. 3) State of the Union match - on an Origin basis. Would be a genuine trial for Wallaby selection, and could provide a more attractive and intense game than any June tests in years, especially the Scotland game this year, or would gain a larger audience here than any November tests.