Agree Keith but the salary cap will be too big for a champ club to get into SL1 and it will be the old yo yo effect if one does happen to get in.( unless in our case feisal does what he promises and bankrolls us into being one of the top 3 clubs in the country). As for the middle 8 I think its for more funds as I think its to replace the NRC. ( I could be wrong but I think that's what the RFL are looking into).
You are completely missing the point Gaz. What exactly are all the clubs from 5th to 12th playing for? What is their incentive for playing the 7 games after a full season? As I said who is Champions of the SL2 the team that finishes top and doesn't play in the second sections 7 games or the team that finished 5th and does play in those 7 games?
Don't forget that if Toulouse are accepted in to SL1 for 2015, three current SL teams will come down to SL2 which means that 5 current Championship clubs will drop in to what is now Championship 1 which is to be divided in to two leagues (north and South). So Championship clubs have to finish in the top 9 next season in order to be assured of a place in SL2 the following season. Where do you think the extra money will be spent by the clubs?