As was pondered by two of the great philosophers of the 20th century and beyond, Bill S Preston, esquire and “Ted” Theodore Logan, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar.
But they will never get Eddie Van Halen to join the band until they are most triumphant.
And so it goes with the NRL in its bid to get teams to care about the minor premiership.
Nobody will particularly care about receiving the JJ Giltinan Shield until there’s extra incentive attached to the trophy in the way of playoff benefits or huge cash incentives.
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