If Super League started from scratch, which teams would you have in?
This question is certainly going to spark debate among the rugby league anoraks out there.
Since Toronto Wolfpack entered the Rugby Football League pyramid in 2017, there seems to have been a divide created between rugby league aficionados in a battle of the expansionists against the heartlanders.
A lot of supporters have taken to the Canadian franchise like a duck to water, while others bemoan the fact a foreign team has entered the “European” competitions.
Earlier this week, former Great Britain international Bobbie Goulding revealed his blue print to take Super League global and to a wider audience.
Goulding’s 13-team Super League would look like this: Newcastle, Cumbria, one Hull team, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Catalans, Toulouse, Toronto and one of Ottawa, New York, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh or UAE.
That means Goulding would see teams like Wigan, Salford, Leigh and Warrington merge to become Manchester, with St Helens and Widnes essentially rebranding to Liverpool.
Castleford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Featherstone would merge and Hull FC and Hull KR would become one.
Goulding’s bold plan certainly got fans debating the future of the game on social media – plenty disagreed with him and instead want to hold on to the heritage of the heartland clubs.
We want to know what you think…
If Super League started from scratch, what teams would you have in? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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