But that doesn't stop people criticising the RFL for not taking SL to Scotland, Wales, Bristol, Birmingham, Barcelona etc.
The issue is not that these places are not granted a spot in SL at the moment. The issue is that with the end of licensing and P&R being back (and P&R with its own RFL idiotic little tweak), these places have lost their only pathway to SL. The possibility of a new non-M62 club to ever took part to the SL has ended with the end of the licensing process (which doesn't mean that process was flawless obviously)
RL is too much of a geographical dominated sport to hope that an outsider could ever break in via P&R (RFL style P&R or otherwise).