Detractors will discourage, but expanding NRL to 18 teams is a no-brainer | Matt Cleary

Detractors will discourage, but expanding NRL to 18 teams is a no-brainer | Matt Cleary

The Guardian

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Fish where fish are. Brisbane? Obviously. And Sydney, which can only mean one thing: bring back the Bears

Arguments against expanding the NRL come down, eventually – as many if not most things do – to money. There is an argument that existing clubs may not survive. There is another that there’s too little talent, and that the competition is already too lopsided. That it is all too new and what can it possibly mean? People can fret themselves to a standstill.

Not Peter V’landys. The great benign dictator and crash-through man of the age says there will be a 17th team in 2023, and has briefed media legions that said team will be in Brisbane and could be called the Firehawks or the Jets or Peter V’landys. Maybe not Peter V’landys, though it would be funny.

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