Beaumont angry about Super 8s cash allocation

Derek Beaumont, the head of rugby at Leigh Centurions, has slammed the way in which cash is handed out to teams whose home games are being broadcast live during the Super 8s.

Beaumont is fuming about the way in which Super League clubs are given £15,000, plus extra advertising cash, for hosting a live TV game.

“It really is a laughable situation because the Super League teams will receive £15,000 for hosting a live game and we get nothing,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

“They are also entitled to an additional £5,000 for having the pitch painted with sponsored logos.

“For some reason, us Championship clubs who are having to take on these teams are not entitled to any pay outs from the TV company.

“You would think it would be the other way round. I wish it was. While coverage and exposure of our game is always welcome, we have to meet financial constraints.”

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