I stand unequivocally with the Keighley Cougars position on this issue and I admire the strong stance they have taken today.

Especially with being the only club to vote against the IMG’s completely unfair proposals.

The Rugby Football League and IMG should not be an elitist venture where clubs can pay-in to win, with immunity from relegation.

It’s not fair, and it’s not sport.

I will do all I can in Parliament to support our Keighley Cougars in their efforts to reverse these ridiculous plans.

In favour of fair values and in the long term interests of a sport we all love.

By Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley and Ilkley.