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Club explains why IMG proposals will be “the death of the sport”

Keighley Cougars have openly opposed the IMG proposals from the start.

The vote is now just one day away and last night the Cougars made a last effort to convince others that the grading system IMG will introduce will be the “death of the sport.”

This came as they explained the grading system which does away with traditional promotion and relegation will lower fan interest and investment in the sport.

In a video on Twitter the club explained:

“Under the IMG proposals even though you might win the Million Pound Game it doesn’t mean you will be promoted. If the bottom club in Super League have only half a percent more in the grading system than the Championship Champions for having an LED Screen or a larger catchment area means that Super League loser stays up and meaning the Championship winner stays exactly where they were having achieved nothing and won nothing more than a medal this will drive away ambition from clubs and mean there is no investment to get better.

“It will turn away fans too as the excitement of jeopardy is gone. Investment and interest in the sport will decline.

“We at Keighley Cougars oppose these changes, we believe that these proposals will bring about the death of the sport.

“Change is needed but sport by spreadsheet is not the change this sport needs.”

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