The NRL probably isn't moving past 18 clubs, even the AFL don't find that sustainable and they have the largest revenue of any sport in the country. So with that in mind, we have two expansion spots for the following potential areas: Brisbane 2 NZ 2 Perth Adelaide I've left off areas like Central QLD & PNG as I think they are best served in the second teir. So if two Sydney clubs are to be relegated, relocated or merged, who will the be and how will it be handled? I am not in favour of mergers or relocations as I believe we can build a national second teir that will stand by itself using the traditional old Sydney and Brisbane RL brands as it's core assets. Teams like Newtown, North Sydney, Redcliffe, Ipswich & Wynnum Manly plus any other Sydney NRL teams that can't cut it an NRL level moving forward. So provided that the clubs are looked after by a televised national second teir to keep them alive and let them thrive at a more appropriate level, I'd lean towards relegation. I would relegate any clubs that can not make it moving forward with the current funding arrangements to the national second teir and replace them with the next in line for expansion. Big city teams from Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide and another NZ team to expand the NRL's footprint in NZ but also to help improve the Kiwis and the international game. I'm interested to hear how others would handle rationalisation and how fans of existing clubs would feel if given the choice between the second teir (albeit a revamped one) or NRL status for your club but in a different city.