How on earth are the two comparable?
Yorks lancs cricket is a club game in this instance in a modified formif the game
What sort of attendances do they get when these two clubs play each other in the county championship?
How on earth can yorks v lancs rugby league be compared to state of origin? Queensland and New South Wales are de facto countries that are part of a federation/ commonwealth on top of which rugby league is a major sport in both of them
Not sure what the County Championship has to do with it. The games are held during weekdays so not many people can go and watch.
2020 is the main spectator friendly version of the sport and is marketed as such.
Anyway 12,000 people turned up in the end to watch Yorkshire get hammered. Not pretty.
If British Rugby League wants proper representative fixtures then Yorkshire v Lancashire is the obvious vehicle to use. The other European national teams are too weak for meaningful internationals and whilst the Exiles concept has merit and should be retained as a one off fixture it should really be used as a warm up for Test against New Zealand and Australia.
If Super League was shut down for three Saturdays and performances in County matches was the main criteria for international selection then it would work.
As always the clubs will try to kill though. Self interest and villagism always seems to triumph.