There’s a bit of a double edge sword with some claiming it would kill the NSW and QLD cups- think there’s room for both but the current state comps would likely drop in standard a bit but I think it will improve the pathways for NRL.Having 3 grades especially reserve grade would help strengthen the competition, would need to b a higher level than the state leagues. That would depend on how many of the players are full time professionals.
Give the clubs more depth.
Just doing what they were doing in the 90s, being a Queensland cup side and possible feeder into a reserve grade side.Nice idea in theory but sounds unaffordable when everyone's taking pay cuts. Where does that leave the feeder clubs like Dolphins?