Recently IMG made a series of amendments to their grading criteria.
This set the vote over whether or not they are introduced perfectly.
Thus, tomorrow, the 19th April, is a date that will determine the future of rugby league for the next 12 years and beyond after the RFL agreed a deal with IMG over a 12-year contract.
This vote will shape how Super League, the Championship and League One look.
This has been a hugely contentious issue and now former Sky Sports commentator Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson has called on IMG to copy the NRL.
“It would be sad to see Wakefield go and be relegated and yet the following year they’ll probably say ‘we’ve got to go by this system that IMG have brought out’. I say that it could be the fact that Wakefield could be the last team to be relegated,” he said on the Eddie and Stevo podcast.
“Now I’m not saying that IMG are going to say that we won’t have relegation and if anybody wants to improve and come into Super League, then they’ve got to make sure they’ve got the finance there, they’ve got the players there etc and so forth.
“Copy what has happened in Australia. It’s not hard to look and see how successful it is down under.
“This could be the last time that we have relegation and promotion so maybe it’s unfair I don’t know. As far as I am concerned come in and just get rid of relegation then that suits me fine, because I know how successful it is down under.”