Great to see an NRC Division II tournament being held in Adelaide next week for 8 rep teams from regions/comps not involved in professional rugby. This is like a reprisal of sorts for the Australian Rugby Shield, if you remember that. It was axed by JON after the 2008 season. From what I see, the only region not back in it for 2019 is the ACT – time to resurrect the ACT Griffins So South Australia have entered a second team for their U23 guys (all good as they're the hosts). It's obviously gonna be swamped for news by the RWC (slightly earlier might've been the shot) but this gives amateur rep sides a competition to play in. https://sa.rugby/news/2019/09/05/nrcii-tournamentNRCII Tournament Comes to Adelaide05 Sep· SA Premierby Rugby Union SA2018 Black Falcons SquadRugby Union in Australia has been developing fast with the NRC having been initiated in 2014 for the big super rugby states to have feeder teams - the smaller teams from the ARS (Australian Rugby Shield) have not had an official pathway to professional rugby.The NRCII has been created by South Australia in conjunction with Rugby Australia for the Minor states teams to have a competition to create a pathway for players to greater things.This also serves as an opportunity for the smaller unions to fight it out for bragging rights in their states.In 2018 there were 4 states competing, in 2019 there will be 8 teams competing in the competition from all across Australia - South Australian Black Falcons South Australian U23 Northern Territory Mozzies NSW Country Perth Gold Queensland Country Tasmanian Jack Jumpers Victoria Country A competition with a truly national footprint!