where are you going to take the $13million plus a year from to pay for this new club? Especially given anywhere between 12-25% reduced revenue from tv for the next 2 years? Only hope I can see to cover cost is selling an extra game to fta now the ptv deal is done until 2028.
The NRL may take a hit for a year or two, but the 18th team (and resulting 9th game) would be providing the boost when that enters. If the 17th team is in Brisbane, I imagine it'd be a pretty good earner in it's own right though, especially if they pick the best business case from a field of bids.