The Daily Telegraph’s Buzz Rothfield has proposed the NRL should adopt a promotion and relegation system.
Rothfield explained in an article predicting the 2022 ladder that the NRL should take a leaf out of European soccer’s book.
As it stands, the Knights, Bulldogs, Tigers, Warriors and Titans are struggling at the bottom of the ladder and would be at risk of being relegated, with the winner of the NSW Cup and Queensland Cup finding themselves in the nationwide competition.
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Rothfield explained those five teams are merely “making up the numbers” and a relegation system would spark crowd interest as fans desperately hope their beloved club aren’t sent packing.
But, NRL360 co-host Paul Kent has slammed the idea, explaining there…