All 12 Super League clubs have unanimously opted to keep the structure of league the same for the 2018 season at a recent meeting.
The meeting, held before last weekend’s Challenge Cup final, heard all clubs agree that the 2017 season had provided great entertainment and excitement and that they felt it was in the best interests of the competition for the structure to remain the same.
As well as the success of the 2017 season, future plans for the Betfred Super League were also discussed in the meeting, and plans to review the current structure again ahead of the 2019 campaign are still in place.
Rugby Football League Chief Commercial Officer and Super League Executive Director, Roger Draper, said: “The 2017 Betfred Super League season is one of the most exciting in recent years and Castleford’s victory earlier this month, crowning them League Leaders for the first time in their 91-year history, was a fantastic occasion for all involved with the club.
“Following a brilliant Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final, we now go into the final four rounds of the season looking forward to seeing who will join Castleford in the semi-finals, with any one of the seven other teams in the Super 8s still in with a chance of making the top four. The fact that Castleford are the sixth different club to top the league in six seasons is testament to the tremendous competition that exists in Super League.
“The meeting held earlier this month was another positive one and all clubs were fully engaged and excited about the issues we discussed. The Rugby Football League and every Super League club is determined that we work together to grow this great game and we now have clarity for the 2018 season and time to consider a variety of options for future years.”