The New Zealand Bartercard Cup side announced their intentions to apply for a Super League franchise in 2009 having failed in their application to join the NRL Telstra Premiership, the place instead going to Gold Coast Titans.
"The idea has been mentioned but I can't see how it could possibly work," said Lewis, who is behind the introduction of the franchise system in 2009. "I asked them to give us some details and I haven't heard anything since."
"Good luck to them if it is something they think could work," he said. "It is hard to contemplate the logistics, it would be a massive challenge, but whatever is good for rugby league is positive."
The NRL have not raised any objections to the proposals, chief executive David Gallop saying: "It's hard to see where we would have a basis to object to it. We will watch further developments with interest.”