Of course any team just suddenly transplanted would struggle with the week to week intensity having not experienced it in Super-league. But once having played in the NRL they would adjust to the intensity and improve. The key is to improve the regularity of intensity in Super-league. The evidence of ex super-league players doing well in NRL tells us that the clubs would also adjust in time.
That bemuses me somewhat, if as you seem to believe, that any S/L side would simply grow into a fully competitive NRL team, simply through becoming used to and made aware of the intensity required for the NRL, so thereby naturally grow into a competitive NRL side, how do you explain the negative and deserved comments placed in the direction of Parramatta and Wests concerning their lack of ability in doing so, after being brought up and being conditioned to the aspects required to compete successfully in that competition?
Luke Burgess was playing very well last season and his injury that has kept him out of the game for all of this season is possibly the factor that he now has to get over quickly, simply in order to re-establish his credentials.
Last weeks return was not at all good and a lot of improvement will be necassary from him. But Luke and Scott moore apart, Sam B, J Graham and G Ellis all went over with large reputations, possibly being the best in their positions over here and all have coped, excelled and further enhanced them since going to the NRL.
However S Moore has not done so and it remains to be seen how those heading that way next season will perform when the do get there.
I hope all prove as good as the three I have mentioned but should any exceed what the Burgess twins, especially George have accomplished that will certainly prove an eye opener indeed. The Aussies will most certainly have to re-appraise their opinions on English players.
None of them to my knowledge are currently setting even the S/L on fire, let alone the NRL.