THE push is on for a second Brisbane team, but NRL boss Todd Greenberg and ARLC chairman Peter Beattie must be wary of the prospect of relocating a Sydney side to Queensland.
Blindside has obtained data which makes it patently clear – Queensland rugby league fans will NOT support a relocated Sydney brand.
In 2013, prospective NRL team the Brisbane Bombers conducted their own market research to establish support for a fourth Queensland team.
Of more than 12,000 people surveyed, a whopping 72 per cent said they would not support a relocated Sydney team such as the Sharks or Sea Eagles.
Greenberg and Beattie are reluctant to kill off a Sydney team to create a second team in Brisbane.
But if Queensland folk don’t get a shiny new brand, a Sydney relocation to Brisbane would do more damage to the code.