Hull FC have issued a short statement following today’s meeting of the RFL Council, which saw a new proposal approved for Super League and the wider sport.
A significant majority of stakeholders voted in favour of a new structure for the sport following extensive and detailed discussions, with the competition format also set to change from 2019.
Super League will continue as a twelve team league, but will revert to a normal ‘one-up, one-down’ promotion & relegation system.
The Super8s will also be replaced by loop fixtures and a five team play-off series at the end of the season, guaranteeing 14 home fixtures next season.
Hull FC’s Chief Executive, James Clark, said: “Speaking on behalf of Adam, our club and myself, we are delighted that the much discussed proposals have been voted through by the vast majority of clubs and key stakeholders.
“This is a significant and very positive day for rugby league which will reinvigorate our ambition for the sport and provides much required stability, unity and vision.
“We can now concentrate our time, energy, resources and finance on showcasing what our fantastic sport is all about and ensure Super League can be the premier competition we all believe it has the potential to be.”
He continued, “Confirmation of the new structure now guarantees us fourteen home fixtures for the new season, so the club and supporters can now prepare for the year ahead with clarity, expectation and excitement.
“2019 Membership information will now be signed off and circulated to supporters within the next two weeks and will go on sale at the beginning of October.”