Super League and the RFL took baby steps towards the realignment of both governing bodies in yesterday’s meeting with club representatives.
Clubs are also set to consider a short-term plan to suspend relegation in 2021 due to the havoc caused by COVID, but continue with promotion from the Championship.
Super League’s interim chairman Ken Davy led discussions with clubs from all three leagues, with RFL chief Ralph Rimmer wanting to bring both bodies closer together.
Rimmer said: “All of us involved in these discussions today want the very best for their clubs, players, fans and the whole game.
“The collective approach has been positive and constructive and there will be further consultation with clubs in the coming days.”
Other topics were also discussed which included central funding distribution from the new television deal – which ends in 2023.
Davy said: “The emphasis of today’s meeting was to provide a platform for discussion on several key areas of the sport, which can be the catalyst to drive the game forward in the coming years.
“The whole game approach to these discussions is testament to the importance placed on ensuring we deliver a compelling, long-lasting structure for the whole sport.
“The next two years are absolutely vital for the sport. We need to continue to make rugby league an attractive sport to supporters, broadcasters, viewers and commercial partners.”