RFL Convinced in Finding New Sponsors for Start of Super League Season

January 9, 2012

The Rugby Football League (RFL) are not concerned to not having Super League sponsors in place before next month’s kick-off as they are sure they will get one before the event begins.

Engage Mutual Assurance ended their seven-year sponsorship of the game’s elite competition at the end of last season and the RFL say they are progrssing in talks with finding a replacement and hope to have a new sponsor in the next couple of weeks.

Nationwide logistics company Stobart, who are the principal shirt sponsors of Super League newcomers Widnes Vikings and have naming rights to their Halton Stadium, have been heavily linked as a new sponsor.

However the RFL are also talking to other companies and they could agree partnership deals with a number of sponsors in a structure similar to soccer’s European Champions League.

An RFL spokesman said: “We are still speaking to several potential sponsors and expect to make a series of exciting announcements later this month.”

The new Super League season starts on Friday, February 3.