Peter Johnson (47)
Rugby league is somewhat solvent, and we are not.
It is as a direct result of this exact thinking that we are in this situation.
Do we want to capture hearts and minds or do we want to home that middle age men don't die?
And more of that thinking that's behind this idea. Most of these are novelty ideas. League is solvent because they have a week to week dometic competition people can follow. Their SOO is the side show to earn a few extra bucks. 3 games a year. 3 weeks out of the main show.
The Rugby Australia SOO concept is a whacked out perverse attempt at what is essentially a failed attempt at a domestic comp. 7 teams! How many games will it need to even be half decent? Are we talking 2 months worth of games? Team balance won't be equitable, part of the little audience we actually have wont give a F%$k. If you cut the teams what the difference between what we have in Super Au and that?
NRL fans will mock us for not even being able to plagiarise their concept properly. Many will question why we always get so close to a domestic competition then still can't get our shit together to actually have one; yet it what the game needs game needs.