Brian Carney took to Sky Sports on Sunday evening to declare that there will be no relegation from Super League in 2021.
Though there is yet to be official confirmation from either Super League or the RFL, there is a feeling that such a move is going to happen due to the impending restructure of the sport.
Despite RFL and Super League officials rejecting such a claim, the momentum has been set towards realignment between both bodies – which is likely to reveal a whole host of new agreements.
Hull KR boss Tony Smith has already spoken out against going forward with relegation for 2021 considering the impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent uncertainty, with speculation that two teams from the Championship are expected to be given the opportunity to compete in the top-flight in 2022.
It would mean that Leigh – who haven’t won a Super League game all year – would survive by the skin of their teeth and live to fight another day.
The debate surrounding relegation, however, is far from over as rugby league enters a very tough decision-making time.