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“Best news since the vaccine” – how social media reacted to the RFL backtracking on academy licenses

It’s been a news item that has dominated proceedings over the past few weeks, but now the RFL have done a spectacular u-turn on their decision to strip three clubs their academy licenses. Now though, Bradford, Castleford and Hull KR have been granted ‘Probationary Elite academies’, but how has social media reacted?

One Castleford fan called it an “excellent decision”.

A current Castleford academy graduate’s mother was happy to say the least.

One woman praised the club behind the scenes to influence the decision.

A Hull KR fan even started of thinking of ways as to how their club could ensure that the next decision to be admitted would just be a formality.

Another claimed that “people power” had won.

One Twitter user went as far as describing it as “the best news since the vaccine”.

One user was so happy about what it meant for the sport.

That sentiment was echoed by another user.

Hull MP Karl Turner, who spoke out against the initial plan, was overjoyed at the reversal.

Another fan praised all supporters for their efforts in getting the decision overturned.

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