Great article in this months RL World and it's refreshing to see/hear common sense with regards to the direction the RFL is taking the sport in.
As you've said the club game can only take RL forward so much and trying to split the SL pie further and reintroducing P & R is just self destruction. We need to develop the international game and bring in sponsorship through the trickle down effect as is the case with Union and Cricket.
Cricket gets terrible county attendances but sponsorship is vibrant due to a vibrant international scene.
In any case great journalism Martyn and agree with all you've had to say regarding the RFL proposals.