Sam Tomkins calls on teams at the bottom to make Super League better as he bemoans “old-fashioned” thinking holding Super League back

Rugby league and especially Super League is at a tipping point somewhat at present.

After nearly three decades, the competition is hoping for a new lease of life through IMG who have a 12 year contract with the sport to “re-imagine” it.

Speaking on the Big Jim Show, England skipper and two-time Man of Steel and long time face of Super League when at Wigan Warriors, Sam Tomkins has spoken about the current state of the sport.

He has called for changes to be made, described the sport as being too old fashioned and called upon the teams at the bottom to make the league more competitive.

“We’re at a stage now where we need some changes to be made,” he said, “IMG have come in to help change the look of the game and how it is put across to people which is needed.

“Rugby league has been too old fashioned thinking for too long now. There’s not been a lot of change in 15 years, I think the growth in NRL, it is just booming.

“The players are bigger, faster, stronger, the salary cap is growing and we’re not following that and it’s something we need to do.

“We have a good league but it is how we get it out there and broadcast it.

“St Helens are the best side, they’ve won four Grand Finals in a row which is pretty annoying. They’re doing well but some clubs have fallen away.

“The strong clubs here will always be strong, what we need is the teams in nineth, tenth and eleventh, we want them to get them pushed up to the top.

“That would be the biggest change.”

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