Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney says he is disappointed at Super League clubs voting against allowing Toronto Wolfpack back into the competition for 2021.
The Canadian club failed in their bid to be re-admitted to the Super League in 2021. A meeting of the Super League board on Monday rejected their submission by a vote of 8-4 with one abstention.
Carney said: “My initial thoughts on hearing Toronto Wolfpack won’t be in Super League in 2021 was disappointment.
“There was two parts to my disappointment: one is that I’m disappointed for the club and two is that I’m disappointed for the game of rugby league.
“We’ve got rugby league, this game that we love, in the city of Toronto where up to 10,000 people go to the games on a regular basis.
“My biggest gripe with this is that you are asking 11 clubs to vote on the future of the game in Toronto. It shouldn’t have really come down to 11 clubs – I know the RFL got a vote and the Super League executive board got a vote – but there should have been so many other bodies involved in this decision making.
“If you want Toronto to succeed, you’ve got to go with them and you’ve got to bring everybody who loves the game of rugby league with you and I don’t think that happened.”
The Super League board will meet today (Tuesday) to review the structure on how to end 2020 campaign and whether another team will be brought into Super League for next season.
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