Super League ‘must split from RFL’

Marwan Koukash

Marwan Koukash described the RFL as being “not fit for purpose”

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash says the Super League needs to split from the governance of the Rugby Football League, and wants the other 11 chairman to back the move.

Koukash plans to meet with his counterparts within two weeks with a view to them discussing the possibility of governing their own competition.

He also demanded an independent tribunal to review Salford’s appeal against their six- point deduction.

“I think it will happen, 100%” he said.

“Super League clubs need full control over their finances and the compliance unit.”

Koukash made his announcement at media conference on Wednesday, only a day after he had released a statement in which he described the RFL as “not fit for purpose” and called for a vote of no confidence in the governing body.

More to follow.

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