Yep.Its sink or swim but for the Sydney teams only right?
The NRL could afford to loose a few clubs in Sydney, but if e.g. the Broncos, Storm, or Warriors went tits up it'd hurt the NRL badly.
It isn't fair, it's business.
You don't need 9 clubs in Sydney to exploit the corporate money in Sydney.This is where they miss the point
Sydney means corporate money
But regions provide juniors
In fact, the fact that there's a significant sponsorship gap between the haves and have nots in Sydney, and that clubs regularly struggle to fill all their sponsorship space, shows that the corporate money in Sydney is largely exhausted.