Former Wakefield coach Brian Smith says the gap between Super League and the NRL remains vast despite English wins in the World Club Series.
Warrington and Wigan knocked off Brisbane and Cronulla respectively this year.
But writing on Facebook, Smith said Super League teams would struggle to compete in the NRL week-in-week-out.
“Having watched Sharks and Broncs do their best for a preseason match 10000 miles from home in winter conditions but get dusted by 2 Super League clubs playing really well, I felt no surprise,” the veteran coach said.
“But to then listen to the usual dribblers over there spruiking about just how great SL is and how their teams could compete here no problem gave me sore ribs – laughing !
“Until changes at the top are made (and they won’t be) they can expect the same lopsided 40 point losses for the bottom teams and a second rate competition.”