Players that aren't ready for SL won't be playing in SL. So where do they play?
If we want to get as many players as possible to to standard, they need to play in as high a standard as possible. They are more than talented enough to play in the Championship. But by signing for a Championship club, they would have to most likely go part time, so a dual system allows talented young players to stay full time AND take part in a higher level competition.
In football, tonnes of players who aren't ready for the Premier League go and play in the Championship on loan.
In theory this is all true but in Rugby League reality it's a total mess.
DR players in some cases turn up on matchday and in some cases are never seen again by the Championship club once the match has ended. The reason why? The SL team wants to give their player game time but not in their own first team. Meanwhile a player for the Championship club is deprived playing time and the associated loss of team moral this creates.
I would scrap DR and just have a loan system with a minimum loan period of 8 Games and a maximum of 2 loan players at any club at any one time.
Are the SL teams not getting increased SKY money now whilst the salary cap has remained relatively static? What now is the problem with running an older age Academy team with a certain number of older players permitted to play?