The extra fixtures can be mid week games if necessary. The extra game not being included in the fixture planning dosn't make much sense to me. Keighley had two or three extra unplanned gams this season when they progressed quite far in the Chllenge Cup
Fixture congestion apart it's the issue of the clubs having to put an extra home game on with associated costs that would be an issue. Season tickets have been sold on basis of 14/15 home games. Clubs can't now ask fans it she'll out for an extra game, so their left having to put a game on and let season ticket holders in for free. Other 12 championship clubs aren't going to vote for a solution that potentially leaves them out of pocket. Plus disrupts everyone's seasons by one team having a bye every week.
Only solution that works is either reinstating original points deductions or financially compensating keighley IMO.
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