Fuck SOO - I'd have a yearly Four Nations tournament and frequent international test matches instead all day, every day.
Your a member of a very small minority called kiwis then, and im a Kiwi and even i dont agree with you. SOO gets world wide coverage, they earn almost as much in those 3 games as they make in half a season. SOO needs to stay.
But that doesnt mean that Kiwis need to be part of it. This game proved so much, this test even more. The reality is until the Australians get beaten regularly they wont see international sport as a real contest. In the past its been a reward for a good season, - you know go overseas earn some dosh and play some push over game.
When its not a push over, when players risk getting hurt or dare i say it LOSING, more of them will opt out of internationals and Australia will get beaten even more often. And only then will they start talking about national pride. Not before.