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Malcolm Knox: Division in the NRL – the clubs in a Super League of their own – Sydney Morning Herald

The increased pace of the game this season has highlighted the gulf between rugby league’s haves and have-nots, but the problem has been building for some time.



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The aborted European Super League offered football fans a vision of permanent excellence, with the worlds top clubs occupying a steady state of elite self-gratification.
The fans said no. They preferred real competition, with the promise of risk and reward, promotion and relegation, upwards and downwards mobility. They picked sport over some abstract financial model of entertainment.
The gulf between the NRLs best and worst appears to be growing.Credit:Getty
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