England Rugby League
England Rugby League

Date: 17/10/13

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer has praised the quality of debate at a meeting of the Rugby League Community Board in Leeds today when delegates discussed some proposals for the community game.

The topics of discussion included the adoption of RFL Operational Rules and the proposals to improve  the movement of players between community and professional clubs.

“It was a very fruitful meeting at which delegates took the opportunity to tackle some of the issues that concern both the community and professional games in a positive and mature manner,” said Rimmer. “Much of the dialogue revolved around work contained within the recent Policy Review and it was a very high quality debate.

“There was good support for the principles behind the proposed implementation of uniform operational rules and also  dual registration and they will now be considered more fully by the community clubs and leagues in the weeks ahead.

“There was also an invigorating level of support for, and excitement about the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup and it is clear that the tournament is capturing the imagination of people involved at every level of the sport.”