Thought I'd stick this one here so it's in the main forum and it's pretty well not an idea anymore, although admins/mods, free to move obviously. Looks like Redcliffe will be joining the NRL, article extract below.
As part of the deal the NRL has pledged to reduce the number of free-to-air games involving the Brisbane Broncos, which is part owned by News Corp.
News Corp strikes $75m deal with NRL to prop up 2023 Redcliffe expansion
By Michael ChammasOctober 4, 2021 — 3.06pm
The NRL is expected to propose the Redcliffe Dolphins as the expansion team for 2023 after striking a deal with News Corp to inject an extra $75m into the sport over five years.
Sources with knowledge of discussions told the Herald that as part of the deal, the NRL has pledged to reduce the number of free-to-air games involving the News Corp-owned Brisbane Broncos by up to 25 per cent.
The deal with News Corp, which is worth $13m-$15m a season, came as a shock to Nine Entertainment Co, publisher of this masthead, when it was recently told of the arrangement.