Elstone to leave position

Super League have announced Executive Chairman Robert Elstone has notified them of his intentions to leave.

Elstone had been in the position since June 2018, but has been coming under pressure recently to resign. It was reported in November he had survived a vote of no confidence in his leadership.

In 2019, he scrapped the Super 8s in favour of a one-up-one-down system and a top-six playoff at the top.

Meanwhile, he also oversaw the Super League’s decision not to allow Toronto Wolfpack to come back into the league in 2021.

Also, Super League signed a deal with Papa Johns, which later transpired to not be worth any money to the clubs- they would get free pizza at the end of games.

Elstone also announced amid the pandemic, that he and other senior directors would be taking a 40-per-cent pay cut.

He will still negotiate the new TV deal, which is due to come into effect after the 2021 season.

A short statement from the league said: “Super League can confirm that it has received notice of Executive Chairman, Robert Elstone’s, intention to leave his position. 

“The matter will be discussed by the Super League Board and no further comment will be made at this time.”

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