The structure proposed would be truly national and international, thereby making the task of finding wealthy corporate and government sponsors much easier.
Rugby league clubs play each other in conference structures. Each club plays their own conference members twice (10 games) and each member of the other conferences once (18 games). That makes a 28 week competition.
An eight club finals playoffs (top 2 from each conference) leading to a Wembley grand final will conclude the season.
With a six team Continental conference there should be a European TV contract that will sustain that conference.
This structure will take 15- 18 years to realise. In the interim Super League Europe should be increased incrementally.
Here is the ultimate form of the Super League Europe competition, which the RLF anfd RLEF need to start planning for now:
1. North-Northwest Conference
Widnes or Cumbria
2. Yorkshire Conference
Hull KR or Calder
3. Southern-Celtic Conference
North London or Bristol
4. Continental Conference
Edited by ParisSurtout, 06 August 2010 - 12:21 AM.