Solomona urges end to relegation

David Solomona has urged the Rugby Football League to ditch promotion and relegation from Super League.

"I can't speak enough about how much I hate relegation," said the Wakefield forward, who helped his side avoid the drop at Castleford's expense.

"Whoever is controlling the game really needs to have a look at how the game is run. No-one likes playing in these games. It's really unfair."

"To get stability in the competition they need to get rid of it."

Solomona has pledged his future to Wakefield after their 29-17 win over the Tigers on Saturday secured their top-flight status for another year.

The second rower, 28, has two years left to run on his current deal but was wanted by a host of top clubs.

Wakefield will be losing Australian prop Michael Korkidas, however. He has confirmed that he is to end his four-year stay at Belle Vue by joining Salford for 2007.

The 25-year-old forward, who has made 115 appearances for Wakefield and is one of only three ever-presents this year, was in tears at the end of Saturday's match but believes there are better times ahead.

"John done a great job with the boys," he said. "They respect him a lot, the same with Paul Broadbent.

"If they can build on that and maybe with a new stadium, the club can have a bright future."

Meanwhile, Wakefield skipper Monty Betham says his side can build on their late surge under John Kear to ensure they will not be involved in another relegation dogfight.

"We've definitely under-achieved this year," he said.

"This is a get-out-of-jail card so we get another shot at it with the same coach and with a squad I feel is capable of doing a lot better.

"We were disappointed we got ourselves in this situation but it was a great escape.

"We met some very good teams in our last six games and played very well. We can take this into next year."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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