SUPER League clubs have voted against allowing Toronto Wolfpack to rejoin the competition in 2021.

It is understood only three clubs - Leeds Rhinos, St Helens and Catalans Dragons, plus the Rugby Football League - voted in favour the Canadian side to be reinstated after pulling out of this year's competition on the eve of the restart, citing financial difficulties.

Seven clubs and Super League itself voted against the proposal, with one abstention - believed to be Warrington Wolves.

The Wolfpack released the following statement in response.

Toronto Wolfpack can confirm that regrettably the club’s application to re-enter the Betfred Super League for the 2021 season, under new ownership, has not been approved.

The Wolf Grooming Investment Group were not able to agree terms for re-entry with Super League Europe, the Rugby Football League (RFL) and the 11 current Super League member clubs at a meeting earlier today.

The club shares the obvious disappointment of our players, staff, sponsor and partners, as well as incredible fans, at today’s decision.

The Wolfpack will now take some time to consider our position and consult further with the current ownership group, led by David Argyle.