With all due respect, bugger the Sunshine Coast.We should have had 2 Brisbane teams + Gold Coast since the 90s, also Perth and maybe Adelaide. If all these existed then I think we would be looking at possibly a Sunshine Coast team. This is all hypothetical.
By this point we should have been having discussions about second sides in Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide for years, and potentially be onto our third or fourth in NZ.
Unfortunately the self interest of a few rules this game.