Dons chief adds backing for “option 3”

Doncaster chief executive Carl Hall is the latest Championship figure to speak out in favour of the “option 3” proposal put forward by the RFL.

Option 3 will see two divisions of 12, split after 11 games to three divisions of eight. It’s one of three options currently on the table for the future of Super League and the Championship as part of the RFL’s Policy Review.

Hall said: “If the restructuring of the game goes to the two 12 team format, once people get their heads around the new concept, I think this will prove to be exciting for the full season as every game will be vital. 

“We were very fortunate to taste promotion last season but if it stays as it is now we have hit a dead end as promotion is only through the licensing system and not the performance on the rugby league field. 

“There is some more work/discussions to be held with regards to finances, etc. but if we can get this across the line I feel this will put a real buzz back in our sport, which I feel has been missing since the loss of promotion and relegation.

“I also feel that this would have the broadcasters/sponsors queuing up at the front door which would only further enhance the profile of our great sport.

“People should take off their rose tinted glasses, embrace this change anddon’t be afraid of it failing. We have all been saying that something needs changing in the game and this could be the answer.

“I’m excited about these proposed changes and so should you be. And the sooner, the better for me.”

Any changes won’t come in to force until the 2015 season, after the current licensing period.

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