Super League chief executive Robert Elstone has given his biggest hint yet that there will be no relegation from Super League this season.
All levels of rugby league in the UK has been suspended since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And with a return date yet to be given, Elstone feels it would be unfair for any club to suffer relegation this year given the circumstances.
He told Sky Sports’ Golden Point Podcast: “As we’ve moved on, I think the sense that our season will end up looking very different as to what we thought it would do.
“We have the added complication of Toronto and Catalans which I think essentially makes it appear to me – even at this stage – that relegation from Super League is not going to be a fair and equitable proposition for Super League clubs.
“It wouldn’t feel right to do that and if we’re not there yet, it seems very likely to me that we will arrive at that point in the near future.”
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