A league which two years ago was about 13 clubs and has been allowed to rot.
Is the NCL really built on 21 and 22 years olds who came through the academy system of pro' clubs? If not, how would it collapse?
And once again, the question which no-one seems to want to answer:
Are we all happy with the loud and clear message from the RFL that 23 semi-professional RL clubs outside SL have to do nothing whatsoever in terms of player development??
Just pack in all your teams expect your first team and sit back and live off SL scraps??
My reaction is that there's no message from the RFL here beyond panic. They aren't telling the 23 clubs outside Super League that they have no role to play, they are basically saying, "######, is that the situation? Well, we better, erm, make a decision then ..."
I'd prefer your idea because it would indicate some form of strategy, albeit one I think that's misguided.
How we're meant to develop any coherent plan for rugby league at any level when Super League, the Championship, the RFL, BARLA, NCL, individual leagues and clubs all seem to have completely contradictory agendas and are happy to self destruct to prove a point I haven't the first idea though.