For many years in a row Aussie sides have gone over to the UK to play in the competition, to have their backsides smacked and some Pommy team claiming to be World Champions. This is despite Aussie players going over to the 'Old Dart' for easy dollars, saying that the toughness and standard of the comp is nothing like the NRL. Sure there are good players but to say that teams in the Superleague are better than the NRL is generally considered a joke. Sure the clubs have big dollars and no salary cap and the exchange rate is very favourable to people getting English Pounds. (Why do you think Morely is the only Pom of note to play in the NRL for years. Lennon, who plays for Wales has held up a spot in PL but nothing better!) Average players can be stars over there without the wear and tear of the toughness of Aussie League - though they do have to put up with living in the UK, though not now in the horrible dreary winter. What does the World Club Challenge prove when a team is in the midst of pre-season training? Does it help a team? Is it financially lucrative. If we must have it, why isn't it held every second year in Australia where the Premiers could at least get a big gate.