At last! Someone talks sense on RL...and RU.

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At last! Someone talks sense on RL...and RU.

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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/no-he ... per-league

Can't cut and paste all of it, but here's an extract:
Super League is considering changing to a 10+10 format and the Premiership has postponed relegation, but does restructuring solve anything?
“You can’t answer that on its own. Rugby league obsesses about the number of teams, and union obsesses about promotion and relegation. But that, in itself, is not a panacea. You can’t talk about the number of teams without talking about the number of games, franchises, promotion and relegation, squad size and salary cap. League and union are both guilty of having huge debates about single issues when no single issue is going to get you to where you want to be. Both codes play too many games. We’ve embraced play-offs so there’s no need to play everyone twice. In English rugby league they play the same teams too often. Oh look, it’s Warrington against Wigan … again! Clubs know they make a bit more money having more games, but that just diverts your attention from the real problems.”
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