The RFL have decided to end the NRC with immediate effect http://www.loverugby...d-for-2014.html
This cuts both ways I suppose: the competition was fairly poorly supported even last year when the fixtures were scattered within the league programme, but on the other hand it was the only trophy that non-SL clubs had any hopes of actually competing for. Given that Northern Rail were keen to continue sponsoring the competition for 2014 and there will be no other extra fixtures it seems that this may leave a few Championship clubs in a bit of a pickle. I wonder what plans there are to fill the gap.
Any comments or statement from the club on this?