Carter: Koukash has legitimate concerns

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter says Salford owner Marwan Koukash has some genuine issues with the RFL that need resolving but doesn’t believe a Super League split will happen.

Koukash revealed on Wednesday that he is pushing for a breakaway of the 12 clubs away from the RFL.

Carter said he has spoken to Koukash and he, like the Red Devils boss, has some problems with the governing body but believes they can be resolved without a split.

“I believe he has got some genuine issues that need resolving,” he told Love Rugby League.

“I’ve also got some genuine issues that need resolving, I’ve been quite vocal in the processes of the match review panel and the tribunals that follow that.

“I’ve been in contact with both Nigel Wood and Ralph Rimmer over the last 10 days or so because I have some frustrations about how the process works, the consistency of the whole process.”

Wakefield has been hit hard by the match review panel this season with bans handed out to the likes of Anthony England, Scott Moore, Tinirau Arona and Jason Walton.

It is believed seven out of the 12 Super League clubs would need to support Koukash to force a vote of no confidence in the RFL.

“I think Marwan’s got some issues that need resolving,” Carter said.

“I don’t think that will lead to a breakaway of rugby league clubs. The issues that he’s got can be resolved without going to that sort of nth degree.

“The next couple of weeks will be interesting. But I don’t generally see a breakaway happening.

“For one, that’s just a personal opinion, I may be wrong but that’s how I see things.”


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