On Wednesday 26th September, the Leeds Ambler Club played host to the Future of Rugby League, as a panel of rugby league legends discussed the current state of the game and what the future holds.
Hosted by Rugby AM presenter, Alex Simmons, the all-star panel feature Director of Rugby at Toronto Wolfpack and the most successful coach in Super League history, Brian Noble MBE, Sky Sports analyst and ex-Leeds Rhinos, Barrie McDermott, and current Leeds Rhinos legend, Jamie Jones Buchanan.
Topics up for discussion were the future of the game on a domestic and international front in terms of structures, future expansions, the development of media and TV rights and raising the profile of the international game.
Coverage of the evening is available to stream as a podcast below on SoundCloud, and on our YouTube page below (don’t forget to subscribe).
Toronto Wolfpack face off against London Broncos on Sunday 7th October in a match dubbed the ‘Million Pound Game’ – with the winners taking the final Super League spot for the next season.
London Broncos are looking to return to Rugby League’s top flight for the first time since 2014, but it is the Wolfpack’s meteoric rise up the rankings since their 2016 inception that is grabbing the headlines.
Having dominated both the Championship and League One divisions in just two seasons, the Canadian club are now 80 minutes away from completing their ascension to the Super League. The ‘Million Pound Game’ moniker has been attached to the fixture as it is the mooted funding figure available to clubs in rugby league’s top-flight.
The Wolfpack have been drumming up support amongst their cult following in the build-up to Sunday’s promotion decider (see the match preview here), so may the best team win!