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Wane “not sure” about Super League restructure

Posted on 23/01/2014 in Rugby

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has said he is not sure the reintroduction of promotion and relegation to the Super League will improve the competition. 

From 2015, the top two divisions of rugby league will comprise 12 teams, meaning two will face relegation at the end of the forthcoming season.

Speaking to the BBC's North West Tonight programme, Wane said: "I want to make sure clubs are encouraged to play the kids. With the new structure, I am not sure it is going to work that way, but that is my only concern."

Earlier this week, Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins labelled the new structure "rubbish", expressing his concerns clubs will fear relegation too much to give younger players a chance in the first team. 

This will be the first season ending in relegation to the Championship since 2009, after which a licensing system was introduced. Clubs were then granted three-year stays in the top flight. 

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