Is it time already for the NRC to disappear? My thoughts are a resounding yes. Why not drop the competition back to the remaining 4 super rugby teams and have them play a home and away series (pre game to the Super match)? To me it makes too much sense to drop the amount of teams from 8 to 4 (or even 5 if you incorporate the chopped Super franchise). Positives I could see is that; - no games at "suburban" venues on a weeknight that all of 2000 people turn up to (let's face it, the Tahs have enough of a problem getting a decent crowd to Allianz). - thinning the player pool to create a higher level of competition - Fox are already at the ground so TV coverage isn't an issue if it's needed - Waratahs "A" or Reds "A" sides train with and against the super rugby side to create competition and raise the level of play between players vying for positions in the "1st grade" side I know it's not the perfect solution but it's better than 1000 people showing up to Brookvale Oval on a wet Thursday night in August when the public couldn't care less about rugby. Happy to hear thoughts/ideas/criticism or anything really. Let the ideas flow!