The RFL have released a statement revealing that York City Knights cannot be promoted, despite being in the League 1 play-offs.
The statement reads:
“The RFL can confirm that the York City Knights are not currently eligible for promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship should they qualify for and win the 2016 Kingstone Press League One Promotion Final due to be played on October 2nd.
“Despite working with the club over recent weeks, the York City Knights have been unable to provide the RFL with security of tenure at a ground that meets the necessary standards until the end of the 2017 season. This is a requirement under section A2:5 of the Operational Rules.
“The club have the right to appeal the decision and this must be submitted in writing to the RFL within seven days.”