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UK RL needs a more intense league structure. Discuss

Meaningful intense matches?

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#61 christopher

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

my idea..


a 10 team super league

1. catalan
2. london
3. wigan
4. st helens
5. warrington
6 .huddersfield
7. bradford
8. leeds
9. hull
10. hull kr


So you've dropped Wakefield? A club that has turned its fortunes around, has started to get good average gates and reached the playoffs? How does that benefit SL?

#62 Black Country Wire

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

Not having to travel to Wakefield is a huge benefit I'd have thought!

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#63 roughyedspud

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

So you've dropped Wakefield? A club that has turned its fortunes around, has started to get good average gates and reached the playoffs? How does that benefit SL?


cos it's not based on 1 pretty average season


hence why london are still there....over the course of 17 super league seasons they've averaged a league position of 8....never finished bottom and only finished next to bottom twice...

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#64 The Parksider

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

We need a more intense week to week competition.... Dont think anyone would disagree with that. But how do we achieve it. Reduce league would do it, but damage any of the teams dropping out of SL.


I interpret the OP as being about Superleague and not the Rugby Football League structure.

12 teams will do it. There's an admission 14 was too much and 14 leak millions so I wouldn't argue against a drop and be happy that it would strengthen the comp.

That would not entirely do the trick. To me there's a series of problems.

1. A historic uneveness in the squads - some clubs can scrape a good X111 others have quality 1-25. This may change if the following is addressed............

2. Sort out the SL finances, cut the losses and stop clubs going bust. It destroys team building and sets the club back years.

3. Ensure all SL clubs have a decent academy and a wide enough base for it such that you don't get clubs who bring through 20 quality players and other clubs bring through 4 quality players in the same time frame.

4. Make sure every club is spending full cap year on year.

After that it becomes tricky

5. Stop NRL stars who skew the uneveness only being prepared to come over if they can play for a trophy winning club.

6. Stop British stars from failing to negotiate their worth and hanging around trophy winning clubs on less money that they are worth.

After that circumstance will prevent an even comp every match/week.

You may get a fired up Wire slaughter a fed up (with the coach) Broncos. Next time round a fired up Broncos may slaughter a "minds on the cup final resting players" Wire.........

#65 LiondressedasRam

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:59 AM

in your championship 1 leagues would it not make more sence to place doncaster in div 1 north and swinton in div 1 south due to travel for both wales teams plus oxford and gloucester been easier to the manchester area than to doncaster



#66 LiondressedasRam

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

The problem here is that this would kill Swinton as a club, as this effectively keeps a Champ and Champ 1 structure and relegates the Lions.

Of all the teams in these pools Swinton are ranked 2nd behind Dewsbury based on the season just finished. 2 places higher and they'd be in the SL2 pool.

Restructuring is OK but needs to better reflect current status and in Swintons case their earned promotion and avoiding relegation (had it been in place this year).

#67 southstand loiner

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

The problem here is that this would kill Swinton as a club, as this effectively keeps a Champ and Champ 1 structure and relegates the Lions.

Of all the teams in these pools Swinton are ranked 2nd behind Dewsbury based on the season just finished. 2 places higher and they'd be in the SL2 pool.

Restructuring is OK but needs to better reflect current status and in Swintons case their earned promotion and avoiding relegation (had it been in place this year).


thats the perils of regional leagues and was of course one of the reasons for doing away with seperate yorkshire and lacashire leagues back in the 70s . personally im against regional leagues but if there been discused then lets ensure they have the right teams in them for the region there suposed to be in
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