Clubs vote in favour of Super League re-alignment with RFL

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The Rugby Football League’s members have voted in favour of the re-alignment between the governing body and Super League.

The RFL and Super League announced their plans to have a joint-venture company, which will work closely but separately from the RFL.

The third party will allow the value of rugby league to be maximised by aggregating all commercial, events and media rights with potential partners.

The profits from the new joint venture will be spread between the RFL and the leagues. The re-alignment will provide long-term financial clarity for the member clubs.

RFL chair Simon Johnson said: “The strength of support from all sections of the game makes this an especially positive and promising day for rugby league.

“We were not required constitutionally to take this step, but we believed it was important to have a clear mandate.

“We want the sport to move forward confidently and collectively, as we build on what the Rugby League World Cup will deliver for us this autumn.”

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Super League chairman Ken Davy said: “Today marks another significant step forward for rugby league.

“A great deal of time has been spent getting the detail right for the long term and I’m excited by what the future holds for Super League and the wider sport.

“The new company will have the sole focus of driving commercial revenues into the sport for the greater good of the whole game.”

Super League has a week off this week due to Challenge Cup action. Every top flight club is involved though, expect newcomers Toulouse.

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