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Plenty of suggestions have been made about resuming Rugby Super League, including shortening games to just an hour so that the players can play three times a week to get through all the scheduled matches.
There’s also an option to extend the season and delay the 2021 campaign, while another seemingly simple idea is to just cut out the loop fixtures and have each team play each other twice, which would make up for the weeks lost so far.
And, more crucial idea is to axe this year’s Challenge Cup and the play-offs, with the team who finishes top of the table being crowned the champions.
Many fans have shared their thoughts on what would be the best for Super League, and here is what they had to say:
James Wright: “Think its all pie in the sky. You may as well play games behind closed doors in a hub stadium. At least that will satisfy sky broadcast deal. Can not see large scale gatherings getting the go ahead until at the earliest end of August and even then how many fans will attend. A good number of elderly supporters should not got to such gatherings until a vaccine is available.
Pay per view could help clubs and live games give sky something to cover. Done right with marketing could bring new support for the game.”
Carl Clapton: “I said it before and I’ll say it again scrap the loop fixtures and magic and have each team play each other twice and then you’ve got some free weeks go help put the games in, I know it’s a loss in revenue but it seems the most sensible way so the players welfare isn’t compromised.”
Bradley-Leigh Wheadon: “What about an all or nothing season. You only get one match against a team instead of two.”
Robert Ward: “How about if the season is not resumed by August we abandon it and restart it next year a fresh? I am getting sick of those who are saying resume it even if playing behind closed doors.”
Craig Evans: “Simple, just extend the season.”
Source- Hull Live