Super League clubs confirm support of 12-team competition from 2015

Super League clubs confirm support of 12-team competition from 2015

Super League clubs confirm support of 12-team competition from 2015

First published in Wolves news

SUPER League will become a 12-team competition from 2015 after the 14 member clubs, including Warrington Wolves, today backed plans to introduce an innovative new league structure.

From next year, Rugby League’s elite competition will feature 12 clubs alongside a 12-team Championship that splits into three groups of eight.

At a meeting in St Helens, the clubs voted unanimously to return promotion and relegation and pledged their support to the proposed structure which is a central tenet of the RFL’s Policy Review.

Super League (Europe) Chairman Brian Barwick said: “I would like to thank the clubs for their contribution to what was a very fruitful and positive meeting.

“The clubs were unanimous in their view that Super League should become a 12-team competition from 2015 and that there should be meaningful movement between Super League and the Championships.

“There was a full and frank debate about the competition structures and a commitment to support the proposed format.

“The Super League clubs’ decision will now go before the RFL’s independent Board of Directors for ratification next week.”

Full details of the new structures will be announced later this month.

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3:25pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Bakubrit says...

Looks like this will go ahead but my question would be that most SL clubs do not have a sound financial backing. If you break the competition into 3 leagues of 8 it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out the top 8 will be the most attended with the second and third 8's being very poorly attended.
This ill conceived plan will, in my humble opinion, create a more elitist system than we have now.
Plus the reduction in games played in a 12 league pulls in less revenue.
Doesn't make any sense to me.
Looks like this will go ahead but my question would be that most SL clubs do not have a sound financial backing. If you break the competition into 3 leagues of 8 it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out the top 8 will be the most attended with the second and third 8's being very poorly attended. This ill conceived plan will, in my humble opinion, create a more elitist system than we have now. Plus the reduction in games played in a 12 league pulls in less revenue. Doesn't make any sense to me. Bakubrit
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6:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

tangerinewire says...

You are no Rocket Scientist at all Bakurit, the second group are made up of the bottom four of the superleague and top four of the second division and playing for he right to be in the superleague the following season. Hence the attendance will be good. Back to school Bakurit !!
You are no Rocket Scientist at all Bakurit, the second group are made up of the bottom four of the superleague and top four of the second division and playing for he right to be in the superleague the following season. Hence the attendance will be good. Back to school Bakurit !! tangerinewire
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10:39am Sun 19 Jan 14

MAD 4 IT says...

"CHEAPER" SEASON TICKETS 2015 SEASON ? LESS MATCHES TO BE PLAYED
"CHEAPER" SEASON TICKETS 2015 SEASON ? LESS MATCHES TO BE PLAYED MAD 4 IT
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11:45am Sun 19 Jan 14

wolfitdown says...

Only time will tell if it all works out, the main reason for it is I feel is to get games more competitive at all levels something we have all been crying out for, but unless all teams regardless of their present levels strive to aim higher invest in a vibrant youth policy then I can only see the gap widening even further.
Only time will tell if it all works out, the main reason for it is I feel is to get games more competitive at all levels something we have all been crying out for, but unless all teams regardless of their present levels strive to aim higher invest in a vibrant youth policy then I can only see the gap widening even further. wolfitdown
  • Score: 4

1:49pm Sun 19 Jan 14

tangerinewire says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
"CHEAPER" SEASON TICKETS 2015 SEASON ? LESS MATCHES TO BE PLAYED
Yes, less matches in the regular season but more in the play-offs as the Top eight teams will play each other once making 7game in the playoffs.
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: "CHEAPER" SEASON TICKETS 2015 SEASON ? LESS MATCHES TO BE PLAYED[/p][/quote]Yes, less matches in the regular season but more in the play-offs as the Top eight teams will play each other once making 7game in the playoffs. tangerinewire
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