Not in my book, the top clubs in the championship will be given a £500K advantage to help them battle it out with the failed Superleague clubs.
There will be several Championship clubs who won't get a penny under this proposal (which it remains) but you should know that the Batley's, Dewsbury's, Whitehaven's and Workington's etc won't be chomping at the bit to get to Superleague. Ambitions for joining SL are clearly limited to Toulouse, Fev, Fax and Sheffield.
What the likes of Batley and Dewsbury will welcome is an enhanced fixture list, so I guess they'll be happy with that. They won't refuse it if the alternative is to go play Gloucester etc?
Well, I know you consider me a fantasy merchant but the Keighley chairman has publicly stated that they are aiming for SL and a 10,000 all seater stadium is being discussed with Bradford council.
As the SAS say " Who dares wins". just so you know that's the Keighley chairmans ambitions, not what I personally consider realistic.