18th March 2019, 15:00 | therfl

RFL Statement | Hemel Stags and New York

RFL Statement | Hemel Stags and New York

The Board of the Rugby Football League considered at last week's meeting an application to relocate Hemel Stags, and another new application to launch a club in New York.

Both applications are judged to have the potential to help deliver the RFL's strategic vision. They are at different stages, but a degree of further due diligence and assessment is required on both to ensure that the financial and business plans presented are deliverable.

In addition, the Board recognises the importance of further expansion having the support of the other clubs.

Accordingly, the Board has asked each of the consortia to present to, and take questions from, the existing Betfred Championship and League One clubs, after which the RFL will gauge support.