..and that's the real shame. NZ rugby union is on the edge of a very steep cliff (as opposed to Aussie RU being roughly halfway down the cliff &free falling), and if they can't either revive SAANZAR or salvage something viable from the wreckage, they're in deep trouble. Sports fans here are only just starting to realise that in the wake of the Covid19 shutdown, but the problem for union has been building for the last decade or so, as Super Rugby has been losing it's luster. It's just taken Covid - and it's travel & events restrictions - to bring everything into stark focus. The time is right for the NRL to proactively put the screws on.. and add a new club or two from NZ to give the young talent here a lucrative & secure pathway that's close to home.