My other concern with including club teams into a national championship is the creation of the haves and have nots. The Randwicks, Sydney Uni’s of the world will draw all the talented players from the less resourced teams such as Southern Districts. It will lead to more 70+ score lines during the regular season, you’ll end up with 3/4 teams dominating all the players as people want to be seen at the best clubs and then another 2/3 clubs go absolutely bust believing they are in the same commercial space as what Randwick can afford. Also we are struggling to get all our contracted SR players to play NRC as it is, if the SR clubs suddenly have no connection with the comp, less players will play in it than already is. There would be circumstances that some fringe SR players would only play 5/6 games of rugby in a 2 year frame. Basically full time trainers, missing game smarts due to lack of opportunities. It needs to be a semi-pro comp that raises the standard.