The relegation battle has heated up with Wakefield Trinity’s shock win over Leeds Rhinos.
Former Sky Sports commentator has had his say.
“That brings me to the problem of should we have relegation and promotion,” Stevo 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.”
As he spoke about Wakefield’s chances outside Super League, Stevo highlighted the Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont saying every club should have someone like him:
“We would love, wouldn’t we, to have a Beaumont, similar in every single club, that has got the revenue to do that. Sadly we don’t have it.
“I mean if Wakefield have to just try to come back and maybe they will try next season if they are relegated, it could see the decline of the club to such an extent that they’ll never get back to Super League.”