RFL & Super League update

Discuss all things Wigan Warriors. Comments and opinions on all aspects of the club's performance are welcome.
Post Reply
josie andrews
Posts: 25869
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:17 pm
Location: Wigan
Contact:

RFL & Super League update

Post by josie andrews » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:22 pm

The Betfred Super League clubs held a Board meeting via conference call today, attended in part by senior officials of the Rugby Football League, for further discussion of how to respond to the current public health crisis.

After the meeting, Robert Elstone (Super League Executive Chairman) and Ralph Rimmer (RFL Chief Executive) issued the following joint statement.

“With the country having taken such unprecedented measures, the primary focus and priority for all has to be the public health emergency – an approach that is equally applicable for our overseas clubs.

“Rugby League clubs are deeply embedded in their communities, and we are committed as a sport to following Government advice and doing all we can to promote the importance of physical and mental health – for our supporters, players and colleagues.

“In line with the approach announced by the UK Government last night, we will regularly review the situation regarding the possibility of resuming fixtures – and remain as flexible as possible, in consultation with other partners, and with the key considerations of financial sustainability and player welfare.”

Ralph Rimmer added: “Following today’s meeting of Betfred Super League clubs, we will also be updating other sections of the game with the latest thinking regarding the suspension of the season, as the sensible approach is clearly to continue working on various scenarios while acknowledging the suspension is going to be considerably longer than the three-week period we had initially confirmed.

“The key for the sport is to continue acting in a collegiate, united and positive way.”

Robert Elstone added: “Super League and its Clubs are working round the clock to prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead and to ensure the sport is in the best possible place for when life returns to normal.

“Our priorities are the health of our players and staff and the economic well-being of our clubs.

“We welcome the government’s proposals to help businesses, and in partnership with the RFL we are exploring all the options available to us.

“We are also keeping close to all our partners and, in particular, offering all our support to Sky Sports.

“Most of all, we are sticking together and looking out for the health of our families, friends and colleagues.

“Our sport has enviable values that stem from the behaviours and attitudes of all of us.

“These will be essential to emerging strong at some point in the near future.

“On behalf of all Super League clubs, we thank you for your loyalty and continued support.”

https://wiganwarriors.com/news/2020-03- ... gue-update
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

medlocke
Posts: 8406
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:57 am
Contact:

Re: RFL & Super League update

Post by medlocke » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:51 pm

Seasons knackered, Bin it off, Crown the club at the top of the table as 2020 Champions

thegimble
Posts: 5724
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:09 am

Re: RFL & Super League update

Post by thegimble » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:14 pm

medlocke wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Seasons knackered, Bin it off, Crown the club at the top of the table as 2020 Champions

Novel idea.

Bin playoffs team top at end of season champions. Or top 2 go to GF.

User avatar
Firestarter
Posts: 2598
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:07 pm

Re: RFL & Super League update

Post by Firestarter » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:14 pm

medlocke wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Seasons knackered, Bin it off, Crown the club at the top of the table as 2020 Champions
We cant bin the season yet...... we havent even played in out black kit yet
IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN I WILL BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE

User avatar
Mike
Site Admin
Posts: 5415
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Contact:

Re: RFL & Super League update

Post by Mike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:22 am

medlocke wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Seasons knackered, Bin it off, Crown the club at the top of the table as 2020 Champions
Thats why it was so important to win our last game!

Post Reply