New Rugby League restructuring update as clubs finally agree on verdict

Rugby League Live has revealed that Super League clubs have agreed to keep the same structure for 2022 following a meeting today.

That means that promotion and relegation will be kept which also means that Super League will not be expanded to 14 teams as was previously rumoured.

Though the future of Rugby League after that remains up in the air, it means that the 2022 season will look exactly like that of this season.

Reports have suggested that Sky are pressuring the RFL to go ahead with a format that would see a two-tier system – Super League and Super League 22 – with just ten teams in both competitions.

That format would come into being in 2023, with 14 clubs in the top-flight next season and then four relegated in time for the new system.

But, alongside that, there is a possibility that there will be a guaranteed spot for a League 1 club in 2023 with the part-time league set to be disbanded.

However, if a League 1 side is able to make the second tier then that would mean another Championship club would miss out on Super League 2, leaving just five to battle it out.

There are many twists and turns left of the story, but with some clubs willing to go to court to save their place in the top flight, it would seem that there is no unanimous decision yet to be made.

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Richard Palliser
Richard Palliser
1 year ago

Sky, sky, sky…….tail wagging dog as usual

Todney Roberts
Todney Roberts
1 year ago

Fecking disgusting what is going on!