Keighley Cougars fighting for “integrity” of the sport

Keighley Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett has insisted their ongoing legal dispute against the RFL is simply not just about the own club’s interests – but about a wider interest in the “integrity” of Rugby League.

The Cougars are urging fans to attend a meeting tonight which will outline the club’s case against the RFL, after they begun formal action against the governing body over the dual-registration saga.

And Fawcett says that if the issue is not sorted by next week, the club are promising to step up their case next week in order to seek justice.

“This is not just about the Cougars or the Eagles. This issue is about the integrity of the sport and I ask all to attend who care about this,” he told the Telegraph and Argus.

“We are going to escalate things next week if the RFL don’t come up with an equitable solution.

“I’ll be looking to call an EGM of all member clubs, among other things, and one of the main points on the agenda will be a proposal for an independent body to review the disciplinary process at the RFL to propose and enact reforms to look to modernise it.”