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Ken Davy provides an update on how RFL and Super League reunification talks are progressing

As we close the book on 2021, Interim Chairman of Super League Ken Davy has spoken on the Super League website about the excitement he believes 2022 will bring.

Davy spent 2021 in the Chairman position playing a key role in the reunification talks between Super League and the RFL believing that a return to this setup will be best for the Sport in this country.

In his enthusiastic end of year statement on the competition’s official website, Davy gave an update on where the reunification talks are presently at: “The discussions between Super League and the RFL, whilst by no means completed, still offer the exciting prospect of a reunification of the whole of our sport within the coming months. Reunification will create an added impetus for the benefit of every aspect of our game, and a host of opportunities at every level, with the Betfred Super League as its pinnacle.”

He also stated that he believes 2022, a World Cup year no less, will be a huge year for the game: “I believe that 2022 is going to be the catalyst for the growth and success of our great game. The challenges of the last two years have been significant, but we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.”

Meanwhile, he also made a point of the exciting broadcast agreements Super League is set to embark upon in the next 12 months with Channel 4 and Sky Sports both set to deliver live Super League in 2022: “2022 is the start of Super League’s new primary broadcast agreement with our long-standing partner Sky Sports, which includes some fantastic opportunities for us to attract new audiences to our sport. This includes the ability for games to be streamed direct to supporters and a selection of live matches on free-to-air television.

“We were delighted to be able to announce Channel 4 as our free-to-air partner. This means that for the first time in the competition’s 27-year history, it will be possible for everyone in the UK to watch 10 live Betfred Super League games. Whether you live in Cornwall or Cumbria, Brighton or Bridlington, live Super League matches will be available to you.”

All of this contributes to what should be a brilliant year of rugby league in this country capped off by a World Cup and it seems Davy is looking forward to the next 12 months believing it could be one of the most significant years in the sport’s recent history.

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