Sad day for the RFL who will no doubt now have to reduce the rent they can charge on the iconic ground they lease to Bradford.
As for those who think the Championship top 4 will have a chance of going up......last Year London Broncos were an utter basket case (almost as bad as this year) and yet they dealt to the 2 best Championship sides with ease in the cup. To get to the 4 v 5 Play-off game, this championship team will have had to of at first qualified by beating not only the other top 3 sides from their division, but also by beating at least one SL side.......a SL side with a far superior salary cap allowance and probably more "foreign" players......who they will then have to beat again.
Snowballs have a better chance in hell.........as with licencing, which the RFL gave a whopping 4 years to prove itself before canning it, the goalposts will be moved again inside the next 6 years, once the championship chairmen realise they've been fed a line and in fact, the SL 12 are even more secure now than they ever were under a non P&R Licencing system.
Personally, I'd love the French XIII elite to get up and running as a 100% professional league financed by their own TV deal and for Catalans to join them leaving the M62 to play what would be as isolated a sport as curling is to the Scottish highlands.........Knock Down Nigel is doing to the RFL what he did to Halifax........and some of you are actually cheering him on?