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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 401 - OUT NOW!
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Why isn't there at least one Elite One Championship side in the middle 8?

22 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

AFAIK, the SL is conceptualized as a European league rather than an English one, so wouldn't it be a good idea to have the winner of the Elite One Championship (that's France's highest domestic league) in the middle 8, with a realistic shot at making it into the SL?

Expecting a French side to qualify to the SL through the KP Championship is just not realistic at all, because you can't expect semi pros / amateurs to be able to cross the channel 13 times in a year for the regular season alone and then some more times for the middle 8.