I don’t see it as an admission that the season won’t be finished. Probably more of a plan for the worst but hope for the best. Also stops any arguments regarding any tough call being made halfway through with the teams being clear what may happen should the scenario arise.
In a perfect world I would completely agree and can imagine on this side of the world the will and flexibility to do it would be there. Absolutely no way the NRL would shift anything to incorporate a WC in my opinion.