So no South Wales after all!! Or for that matter Keighley, Hull or Huddersfield.
It looks like there will be no expansion and that each team will be left with the same
number of matches as this season. Will teams like Leeds and Wigan who have
already complained that they can't make ends meet with only 11 home matches per
season be able to cope financially?
The reason given for not giving South Wales a SL spot is that the RL don't want
them to be humiliated. Could this not have happened to both London and Paris
this season and in some respects has in Paris' case. If you don't give them the
chance then there is no chance of them succeeding.
Another point is who will want to back South Wales in the 1st Division or for that
matter play for them. I'm sure they would've been able to recruit better players
and spectators in the SL than they will in the 1st Division.
IMO, all this talk of expansion of SL is now off the table.