In case you missed the huge developments yesterday, Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed he’s keen to enter a British-based team in the NRL, dubbed the “British Bulldogs”.
The Devils owner believes that with a major airline already keen to support the idea, it has a realistic chance of happening – and is keen to appoint a top coach to take the reins and run affairs on the field if the plan goes ahead.
‘‘I already have a great deal of support for my plan and I feel it is viable,” Koukash told the MEN.
‘‘I have a major airline backing me and a hotel group.
‘‘I honestly think it could work and am keen and determined to see it happen.
‘‘Sometimes you need to think outside the box and this is what I am doing because the biggest threat to rugby league is not coming from the NRL.
‘‘It is coming from rugby union and we therefore have to come up with plans and projects to strengthen our own game.
“I feel the British Bulldogs playing in Australia would do just that.”