Combined?St.George teams from U13 to A Grade are already combined with Cronulla. Just as strong as the Illawarra comp. There is no need to send kids, say living at Arncliffe, to train & play 1.5 hours away a few days each week.
You actually mean that the St.George based teams have joined the CSJRL so they can play games. We certainly didn't need to combine, or merge, to keep our competitions going.
It's the same scenario as South's letting East's junior teams play in their competitions.