Woolford satisfied with points percentage decision

Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford is satisfied with the RFL and Super League’s decision to determine the table on points percentage, insisting there is ‘no other way around it’.

It was announced earlier this week that regular league points will be scrapped in favour of the new system, following the postponement of several games for Covid-19 reasons and leaving teams with up to three games in hand and no certainty as to when they will be played.

The move was made in the interest of fairness but has been met with criticism from fans, coaches and players, however Woolford says he understands the reasoning behind it.

“It makes no difference to us,” he said “We need to string some wins together and if we do that then the percentage will take care of itself.

“At the end of the year, when the standings are final and people start looking at how many games certain teams have played, I’m sure there’s going to be plenty of debate.

“But I don’t see any other way around it to be honest. If you were to hazard a guess, then there’s going to be more games postponed and there’s just no way to make them up.

“The schedule over the next couple of months is chock-full, so I just don’t see how these games can be continually postponed.

“You look at Catalans for example, they’re three games behind so there’s no way they’re going to make them up.

“I just think it’s common sense. Is it ideal? No not really, but I don’t see any other way around it.”