It is a hugely important period for the sport rugby league.
This is certainly the take of MP, House Speaker and RFL President Sir Lindsay Hoyle.
A Warrington Wolves fan, Hoyle has likened the sport to Warrington Wolves with fans saying “it’s always their year.”
“I always worry for the game, it’s a bit like Warrington. It’s always going to be our season isn’t it?” he said on BBC Five Live.
“What I’d say is that the future of the game matters and it’s about making sure that all parts of rugby league are joined up.”
But what does this mean. Here is Hoyle’s suggestion:
“The World Champions at wheelchair, that was fantastic. We had great aspirations for the men or the women but it was actually wheelchair that became champions and they even managed to overcome the French ref, but that’s another issue.
“What I’d say is that it’s more about ensuring this great big community of rugby league is one family, not broken away. Bringing the community together.
“I’m really passionate that Cornwall have come onboard. It’s a long way from everywhere but it’s a tough area, it’s a mining area, mining is going to come back there and I think Cornwall is the right place for rugby league to thrive. What we now need is something in between.”