RFL refuse to comment on shrinking Super League back to 12

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THE RFL have refused to comment on speculation Super League is to be reduced to 12 teams, with a similar number in the second tier.

The governing body said chief executive Nigel Wood “continues to make progress” on its policy review, which will shape the future of the sport in the years ahead.

A spokesman added: “The policy review includes a number of exciting ideas for the structure of the sport and the RFL is currently consulting with the Super League and Championships clubs and the community game on all aspects of the process ahead of publishing the proposals. “

Wood said: “The consultation process so far has been very successful with positive contributions from everyone involved.

“What is apparent from our work to date is that all parts of rugby league want to see an integrated solution that ensures the vibrant future for the whole of the game.”

The consultation process is expected to continue throughout the summer with any recommendations being voted upon later in the year.

Any changes to league structure or licensing can only be implemented after the 2014 season following the expiry of the current licence terms.

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