Apart from controlling tours and the county championship didn't BARLA allow the regional leagues to govern themselves and their only purpose or needed involvement was the overseeing of any disputes.
The current BARLA board only care about tours and the county championships etc there "elite" which is why the games in a mess
A simple system that allowed each region to work out what was the best for their own competitions within the rules of the association, rules that have developed over the years from experience and feed back from all the regions.
Are BARLA guilty of sitting back and allowing to much power of organisation below them (It's the people in this area who seem to be the one's running head on into the RFL web of change).
Maybe another area that needs looking into by BARLA, Is having one person not sitting in more than one position within the association (Because they are volunteers one poor officer in a few positions can do a lot of damage)