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Stevo calls for radical change to number of teams in Super League

Wakefield Trinity are battling relegation at the moment but have some more hope after winning their first game last season.

This naturally sparks debate about promotion and relegation and now former Sky Sports commentator Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson has said that the sport should expand the top division to 14 teams instead of allowing promotion and relegation.

“That brings me to the problem of should we have relegation and promotion,” he said on the Eddie and Stevo podcast.

“The one thing about it is that if you’re not relegated, it can give you the opportunity to then start and build up junior development, etc. and so forth, and build for the future, and not panic buy to escape relegation.

“That’s what we’ve been doing in the UK for so, so many years. I mean, how many Australians have we found coming over halfway through the season just to avoid relegation? Now, to me, that’s not advancing our game at all.

“Why don’t we have 14 teams? Why don’t we allow Wakefield to have a brand new stadium etc and so forth? Why don’t we allow them to stay and give them a chance to build?

“Featherstone will have to do exactly the same thing.”

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