super 8's scraped

Super League, National Leagues and the NRL
Post Reply
User avatar
yorky
Luke Gale
Posts: 3380
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:50 pm
Location: York, UK

super 8's scraped

Post by yorky » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:16 pm

1 up 1 down with a two thirds majority


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/45520586

Sharlotiger
Danny Orr
Posts: 1165
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:02 pm
Location: WAKEFIELD

Re: super 8's scraped

Post by Sharlotiger » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:01 pm

Greedy club owners get their way, how exciting,
we pay a bloke £300,000 grand a year and the best he can come up with is a failed structure we had a decade ago.
Wonder who will be the lucky clubs to get a trip twice a season to Canada and France? Oh the joys of the loop fixtures.

Spanishtiger
Junior Moors
Posts: 697
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:09 pm

Re: super 8's scraped

Post by Spanishtiger » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:27 pm

But that's already happening Sharlo, by the end of the eights Saints, Wigan and Hudds will have been to Catalan twice, London and Toulouse to Toronto twice, Fax to Toulouse twice whilst KR and Widnes will have done the triple crown of Cats, Toulouse and Toronto away.

Surely a better system would have been 14 teams in SL making 13 home fixtures, 1 up 1 down automatically, 2nd bottom v 2nd in the championship as the million pound game and an 8 team play off. Magic weekend the four first round play off games plus the million pound game and the ladies SL or Cup Final.

Challenge Cup Final moved to the slot currently taken by magic weekend.

All that should leave a couple of spare weeks, meaning either a) space for a mid season Test match or an origin game or both, or b) start the season 2 weeks later.

Simples.

stuey
Dean Widders
Posts: 266
Joined: Sun May 31, 2015 12:02 pm

Re: super 8's scraped

Post by stuey » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:15 pm

So a nice and simple system has been scraped for a complicated system where we will play some clubs twice, some three times, and 1 of them four times. Then after all that pecker-eyed fixture list, we have an even more complicated play-off system.

Which unlucky club will travel to Toronto & Catalans twice or three times each season.

Tamworth Tiger
Michael Eagar
Posts: 4089
Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:29 pm

Re: super 8's scraped

Post by Tamworth Tiger » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:20 pm

Perhaps they could play each other four times?
Image

Post Reply