Barley Mow Posted June 30, 2021 Share Posted June 30, 2021 (edited) 6 hours ago, Sports Prophet said: i reckon the answer lies in creating an east, west, south and Euro SL conference system with 8 clubs in each and then having a Super Bowl style semis and final between the winners of the four conferences. Sorry, but I really don't think this would be the answer to anything. Assuming you would be using existing professional/semi-pro clubs for these conferences - Because we have all seen that dropping professional clubs into locations with no existing foundation doesn't work in British/European RL. You would be looking at something like this: East Hull FC, Hull KR, Castleford, Featherstone, Wakefield, Leeds, Dewsbury, York West St Helens, Wigan, Leigh, Salford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Batley South London Broncos, London Skolars, West Wales, North Wales, Coventry, Warrington, Sheffield, Widnes Euro Catalans, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Lezignan, Limoux, Avignon, Villeneuve, Albi The south and Euro conferences contain some (currently) very weak teams in comparison to existing Super League teams, and the south conference would have to come as far north as Warrington. It would exclude better teams and include weaker ones to try to get geographical balance, but still wouldn't get the desired balance. If nothing else, if spread out across all 32 teams, the playing strength would be spread too thin, negatively impacting the standard. Consider that in the British pro/semi-pro system there are 36 clubs over three tiers. That means that some players currently playing for weaker third level clubs would be in the squads for these 'Super League' teams under your system. Edited June 30, 2021 by Barley Mow Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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