2016 NRC: How the reshuffled NSW sides might look

Although we’re still smack bang in the middle of Club season, the NRC isn't too far away and it’s shaping up to be one of the most intriguing seasons yet following a reshuffle of the NSW franchises. Although next to nothing has been officially announced by the ARU yet, it’s understood the competition will drop to eight teams in 2016 with the NSW Country Eagles and the Sydney Stars set to merge, bringing NSW Country, Sydney Uni, Randwick and Eastern Suburbs together under the ‘Country Eagles’ banner. Elsewhere, Sydney’s southern most club Southern Districts will head north and link with Manly, Warringah, Gordon and Northern Suburbs to form the rebranded Sydney Rays. Leaving the Greater Sydney Rams with just three feeder clubs - West Harbour, Parramatta, Penrith and unofficially Eastwood. While it’s likely that players will be recruited to rival franchises, we thought we’d take a look at how each of the NSW sides may shape up if the players follow the official pathway
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