I have the opposite view.
I would like to see the NRL competition increased so every team plays each other away and at home.
This can be easily achieved by eliminating all official trial games games including the Rugby League All Stars game. The Auckland Nines should be allowed to excuse any rep player if they wish. Eliminate the World Club Challenge as no team has won the Grand Final this century after the trip.
The PNG Hunters finished 6th in the Intrust Cup this year.
Both mate, quality and viewership. It was almost unwatchable compared to the NZ v England match.
The media controls everything and that means that the H&A and SOO will always get the rails runs.