Who transfered the other teams to the conference south; RFL or NCL because I can't see how the NCL would have the power over the RFL to transfer teams to one of their leagues, if the league belongs to the NCL now did the NCL clubs vote on the adoption of the Conference South.
Many of the other applicants had their application transferred to a Conference South that may or may not be under the NCL brand name but will be tier 3. Though at least one (and probably more) of the failed applications was northern. Kippax would have been number 10 if they could raise a team, but they can't.
On the other hand if the RFL transfered the teams who have applied for the NCL to the Conference South then that would indicate to me that the RFL are in control of the NCL because it has taken away the NCL clubs the right to vote on who can and who can not join their ranks.