Promotion and relegation arrangements for the 2022 season have been confirmed at the Rugby League Council meeting recently as clubs received a joint update from Super League Europe and the Rugby Football League on discussions regarding the future of the sport.
The structure of the three men’s professional divisions will remain unchanged for the start of the 2023 season which means a continuation of one up, one down between Betfred Super League and the Betfred Championship, and two up, two down between Betfred Championship and League 1 in 2022.
This certainty and continuity has been provided to clubs as the Strategic Working Group set up in September involving RFL and SLE representatives continue to hold discussions internally and externally with possible strategic partners about the best way to reshape and continue to grow the sport.
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Ken Davy, Super League Chairman: “A considerable amount of time has gone into the discussions. I believe the ‘can do’ and ‘solution driven’ spirit with which both sides have approached the talks will ensure the sport will be in a stronger position to be able to take advantage of the exciting opportunities in the future.”
In addition, the Realignment and Governance Working Group continues to make progress towards a new governance model for the sport, following a game-wide recognition of the need for change – with the possibility of an announcement before the end of the year.