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Is rugby league staring into 'financial abyss'?

At the start of a crucial year for rugby league in the UK, there are warnings that the Super League is on the edge of a financial abyss, with combined debts of more than £68m.

An investigation by sports finance specialist Rob Wilson from Sheffield Hallam University looked at the balance sheets of 11 Super League teams.

Rugby Football League director of standards and licensing, Blake Solly, says rugby league's health compares favourably to every other major sport and it is well placed to make the most of opportunities.

BBC Inside Out's George Riley spoke to some of the sport's leading figures to test the financial health of the game.

Inside Out is broadcast on Monday, 28 January at 19:30 GMT in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and the North West and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 04 Feb 2013