Now the Dolphins are sorted for 2023, I think at the earliest tne NRL will move on relocation of an existing NRL team/adding an 18th NRL team when they negotiate the next TV deal in 2027. Any disasters with the Dolphins will lead to either no 18th team or no relocation. Personally, I think relocation is much more likely than expansion, now.Come on Wellington NRL team.
Upper Hutt Tigers. Don't even need to use an expansion slot, just replace the current Tigers.
The NRL will be looking to see if/when COVID makes a Sydney NRL side finacially untenable.