Re how (some) schools would react: perhaps not so well unfortunately p.Tah. I can imagine some schools (at least at first) simply accepting they won't be picked for rep honour. I can also imagine them combining their voice and having a fair bit of bargaining power to allow them to be picked or else allow the AUS school boys to be weaker as a result. But other traditional schools might just get on board, which starts to swings the balance of power back in the other direction. I just think something needs to be tried to entice/enable the traditionally strong rugby schools to open up to other schools so that other schools can taste their love for forged traditions, rivalries and strong competition in rugby. I think this would inspire other schools to put more of a focus on rugby. I understand that the aim of traditional rugby schools is not to benefit AUS rugby, and nor can people expect it to be so. Schools have their own aims, and so be it. But extra mid-week games are not necessarily a disadvantage to the traditional rugby schools. Kids are able to play a couple of games a week and bounce right back. It would also give them more game time, which could only benefit them in their traditional comps on the weekend.