Wood stands firm on French expansion

RFL chief executive Nigel Wood has confirmed the game’s governing body is in discussions with the French Federation about bringing Toulouse into the Championship.

Wood told TotalRL.com: “There’s been discussions about the inclusion of a second French club in the competition for some time and we’ve been in discussions with the French Federation.

“At this stage there is nothing to announce. However, I think it’s a very straightforward equation, and that is would whatever action you took by including a second club into our competition enhance our competition and enhance French Rugby League?

“If the answer to both those questions is yes then it’s a sensible discussion to have, but if we can’t be sure on that or there isn’t a sensible option yet, then there’s nothing to announce, but we are in discussions and we would be open minded about it if the right proposal came our way.”

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