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Warrington Wolves one of six clubs to walk out of discussions and structure vote
4:55pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Wolves news
A FEUD in domestic rugby league has escalated on the eve of the World Cup.
Super League (Europe) chairman Brian Barwick condemned the ‘unprecedented’ moves of six clubs – including Warrington Wolves – to walk out of an ‘important’ meeting and vote surrounding proposed restructuring.
“Clearly some of the clubs have deep-rooted issues and between us we have to find a way of resolving our differences for the benefit of both Super League and the wider game,” said Barwick.
“It is my view that this was a very unsatisfactory way for the six clubs to demonstrate their frustration.”
The meeting was suspended after officials from Catalan Dragons, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Warrington and Wigan Warriors left proceedings.
Eight clubs had indicated their support for proposals to reduce the number of clubs in Super League from 14 to 12 from the 2015 season.
However the six clubs blocked a decision on the format of Super League from 2015 on the basis that any debate on change should only take place alongside a review of the competition’s commercial management and governance.
Barwick said: “These proposals would have had a positive impact on the whole sport but they were halted by a minority of clubs.”
Wolves said they do not wish to comment at this stage.
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