Rugby Union has made loads of changes:
English National League restructures
Celtic League restructure
Salary caps introduced
English restructure of Cup comps
Launch and subsequent restructure of playoffs
'Gimmicks' like the Zurich Wildcard
European Cup restructure
Once they started paying "all" their players, they needed to worry about things like attendances, sponsorship etc etc....they tweak where there are issues (Wales/Scotland/Ireland RFU's all turn over more than the RFL individually BTW) and they are having to learn about "professionalism" the hard way. Before they went openly professional, their English cup comp was the #1 thing......now the Aviva Division and a fully blown European comp is the King.....what I'd give to see the RFL have 10% of the ability or commitment to the game's growth.
Their adjustments could be considered "growing pains".....the RFL yet again messing with the system is more akin to adjusting ones truss.
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