Radford proposes new Super 8s structure

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford believes a change to the league structure would benefit the sport.

And Radford himself has come up with an equation, suggesting the top tier of the Super 8s should have the points restarted after the original 23 game season is completed.

Last year, the Airlie Birds finished seventh and were four points behind Huddersfield, who occupied the fourth and final play-off spot at the time.

It meant the chances of Hull making the play-offs seven rounds later were slim and effectively left them with little to play for after the split, however Radford believes that can be sorted.

“I think there are some changes that could be made which would make it competitive right through to the Grand Final,” explained Radford.

“It’s a bit long-winded but I think if after 23 rounds you get the League Leaders’ Shield; second and third get the World Club Challenge and then the Super 8s all start on zero.

“The Grand Final winners and the runner-up are the two form teams of the year then, aren’t they? You get reward for winning the shield and winning the Grand Final, too. Everyone’s striving to be good in October and I think that’d work really – there’s reward there.”