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Leeds Rhinos

2017 Super League Champions

Statement from Gary Hetherington regarding plans for changes to Super League format

12th June 2018 | 4:32 pm

By Phil Daly

Ian Lenegan (Wigan Warriors), Eammon McManus (St Helens), Robert Elstone (CEO Super League), Simon Moran (Warrington Wolves)

Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington has issued the following statement following a press conference and statement earlier today from new New Super League Chief Executive, Robert Elstone.

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Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington has issued the following statement following a press conference and statement earlier today from new New Super League Chief Executive, Robert Elstone.

Today’s announcement regarding plans for next season appear to be an absurd grab for power for the game by a small group of men who think they own the game.

Leeds Rhinos are not party to this and are totally against the creation of a separate Super League executive. Super League clubs voted 7 to 5 at our last meeting on some key issues related to promotion and relegation.

The game is in need of strong leadership from Brian Barwick and his Board of Directors at the Rugby Football League, the games governing body, and this announcement should bring a response from everyone connected with the game.

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