Super League clubs will score a point for each of the following criteria they satisfy:
1 A stadium capacity of at least 12,000.
2 An average crowd of 10,000 or over.
3 An average crowd that fills more than 40% of a club’s stadium capacity.
4 A turnover of at least £4m per annum.
5 Solvency, in accordance with accounting definitions of solvency, although this criterion can be satisfied if there is a written owner’s guarantee of the club’s debts.
6 A reasonable playing strength, which is likely to be satisfied if the club has finished the season in the top eight in each of the last three years.
7 A reasonable contribution to junior development, judged by the number of scholarships and the performances of the club’s Under 21s and Under 18s Academy teams in the last three years.
8 The stadium meeting the standard of a premier sporting competition, which is judged on the quality and quantity of its facilities in accordance with detailed criteria.
9 Geographical position. Clubs that are more than 20 miles away from any other likely Super League club will be allocated one point on this criterion.
10 Compliance with salary-cap regulations. Specifically, clubs must not have incurred any breach of the salary cap in the last three years.
The above criteria are a guide only and are subject to modification and more detailed development at the discretion of the RFL