Why don't the RFL come right out and say that they don't like the idea of the Bulls and the Broncos being relegated and that they will do whatever it takes to get them back up in to SL.
The two relegated clubs this season will come down with parachute payments of around £750k each and both have publicly stated that they will retain full-time squads next season. The SL2 salary cap will be around £900+k and the RFL have now stated that clubs can have 5 overseas players in SL2. That's helpful to the two relegated teams being able to retain their overseas players from this season don't you think?
After all that we then have the 8 team play-off with SL's bottom 4 against SL2's top four which will probably contain the Bulls and the Broncos in a 7 game play-off. And even if they don't make the top 3 in that 8 team league as long as they finish 4th or 5th they get yet another chance to gain promotion once again to SL.