For France to improve to a level where they are consistently capable of competing at the top level they are going to need more SL teams.
In order to get the academy teams playing youngsters have to have something to aspire to.
England/GB or whatever avatar the constant gripes from Joe public and RFL vacillation produces need a competitive northern hemisphere opponent for regular season in season out match experience.
This is because when it comes to international RL the Aussies are essentially a chocolate fire-guard.
This is partly due the lengths they'll go to to stay on top and their superior attitude to everyone else which blinkers and limits their vision. All of this means that the richest and most influential bit of our sport : 1) does as little possible 2) sees SOO as the pinnacle of the sport which technically it may be, but hardly a helpful motivating notion to make things happen and 3) does more things to harm than to aid development.
So the change has to happen here done by our leagues as a responsibility for our sport, by our sport.
The idea that we're all in this together is a bit unfashionable now but it is the only way anything will improve the impact and credibility and image of RL to bring in more punters.
All of that means T O, Avignon, the dragons and Carca in European Super league, which as someone keeps pointing out on here is its correct title, whether you like it or not!
By the way I don't expect any of this to happen because this sport is its own enemy!