It does seem ironic that the RFL actually own the ground. You would have thought that if anyone should have a pitch that meets the regulations, it would have been the RFL. But it is rugby league.
They should have told Bradford to continue playing at Dewsbury until any necessary changes were made to the ground to meet the regulations. Maybe, the RFL need the rent from the ground to pay Rimmer’s salary!!!
Only in RL this would never happen in any other sport, people ask why we cannot expand the game. Outsiders will look at this and take it as a game of Jeux Sans Frontières with Bradford able to play the joker not once but for every home game.
Looking at the video of the game, particularly at the Bradford pack, you have to think that a pitch as narrow as possible would cetainly been an advantage. Of course if Brough returns a wider pitch might be quickly arranged.