When 2 clubs leave SL next season where will that money go?
Based on 2014 final positions and new structure, funding for 2015:
12 SL Clubs: £1.825m (each)
2 relegated SL Clubs: £788k, £787k
Top 2 Championship Clubs: £550k, £500k
Next 7 Championship Clubs + C1 Champions: Between £250k and £150k *
Bottom 5 relegated Championship Clubs and what survives C1: 75k (each)
I seem to recollect that the original proposals provided also for a £250k parachute for each of the 2 relegated SL clubs and £25k each for the bottom 5 clubs in our division.
Presumably, these are off the table and that the £150k* above is solely for the C1 champions? About as level a field as that one in Scotland yesterday evening.
Still time for the RFL to change track, especially if Toulouse rears up again.
Let's hope we can manage the top 9 - a tall order, but lots of incentive. I guess many clubs will be pushing that to the limits and beyond!