Dave Cowper (27)
Just put the Reds and Tahs in the national comp instead of having (yet another) tier.
Those teams aren't beating the Brumbies at the moment; and when they do, that's great.
It doesn't stop, say, a Western Sydney team entering the competition (the hurdle there is that NSW Rugby are overstretched for reddies - such a team would need wealthy backing + independence, i.e. alongside Sydney Rugby instead of under it).
If you want to have an all-of-NSW rep or origin team (or all-of-Qld) then save it for something like a Lions tour which is the closest thing left at top level to the old-style representive rugby from last century.
TBF, such an origin team in one or two annual games would not likely be much better on-field than the regular Tahs side due to lack of team cohesion.
Yeah, makes sense. Having the Waratahs in a 'NRC' doesn't necessarily prevent them having another team somewhere in NSW, OR forming a NSW origin type team for a special occasion. Ditto with the Reds.
Also, starting with ALL the Super Rugby teams together is probably the best way for the comp to initially gain traction because of the brand names.