Very cleverly written in politicians speak so a number of sentences can be interpreted in a variety of ways
At this stage the Super League will remain at 14 clubs in 2012. If a Championship Club meets the minimum criteria and the Super League competition remains at 14 clubs, a Super League club will be displaced
So room for a 15 club league if the RFL felt threatened by litigation from one of the excluded.
Those Championship clubs that meet the minimum criteria but do not obtain a Super League licence in March 2011 still have a chance of obtaining a Super League licence. These clubs will have their suitability for a licence assessed with the Super League clubs who submit applications in April 2011
Guards against insolvency of one or more Super League clubs. The expansion club woes are well known but certain Heartland clubs have quite a large debt to service to the banks. So with a double dip recession looming if clubs become insolvent or are unable to gain funding for ground development to meet RFL criteria. A solvent Halifax might find themselves unexpectedly included.
The licenses will be allocated to those clubs that the RFL board believes are the most suitable, taking into account the:
a. Extent to which each club helps meet the SLE Strategy and the strategic aims and objectives of the Licensing process;
Seen as the expansion clause due to the reference to the Super League Europe strategy.
New stadiums or redevelopments of existing stadiums will only be taken into account if the RFL is satisfied that the stadium will be open or the redevelopment finished by the start of the 2012 season.
That the problem for some clubs
Sam Tomkins - Rugby League Week 14.03.12
I was sat on the Underground train, and there was a girl looking at me. She was pretty good looking,too, I thought, "something's wrong here - girls as hot as that don't take an interest in me".
Then she came over and said - in a really strong Cockney acent - "excuse me, are you Sam Tomkins?".
She asked me for my autograph, and I was made up...until she asked me to make it out to her boyfriend. I was gutted, I thought she wanted my number
Benji Marshall discovering about Sydney "fan" loyality (Benji - page 245)
After we were well beaten by South Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2010, a coupl;e of kids maybe eight or nine years old took their Wests Tigers jerseys off as I was walking off the field and threw them at me. "What's this" I said "You can have the jersey" one of them said "we don't go for West Tigers anymore". Then they ran back to their parents who were laughing. That was difficult to take, having kids who look up to you do that. I just dropped the jerseys on the ground and kept walking. It's not like we go out and lose by 50 points on purpose