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Brian Noble slams IMG for being “unreasonably slow” with changes

Last week IMG’s proposals were voted in by the vast majority of rugby league clubs.

Now former Super League winning coach Brian Noble has had his say and has said that IMG are “dragging their feet” and need to be swifter.

“I don’t know, it’s early days but I don’t know,” he said on the Rugby League Outsiders YouTube channel.

“I’ll tell you why I don’t know, it just seems to me that they make a decision to do something then give all the clubs 10 weeks to work on it. They seem to be dragging their feet.

“If they’re going to take governance of the game and they want it to look a certain way they can do that. However if they’re at the behest of all the clubs with all these things to be voted on that does slow the mechanism down.

“I think it’s unreasonably slow at the moment, I think there’s some things that they know need to happen and they should happen and they should be getting to the point of doing them things.”

IMG’s next step will be to issue dummy gradings near the end of this season to show clubs were they are in terms of the grading system they are set to introduce.

This will also see the end of traditional promotion and relegation in Super League which returned in 2019.

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