MERITS of the professional rugby league structure will be reviewed ahead of the 2019 season.

All 12 Betfred Super League clubs recently met to discuss the success of the current campaign and possible plans for the future of the competition.

No major changes will take place for next year.

Clubs were said to be unanimous in their view that this season has provided great entertainment and excitement.

Rugby Football League chief commercial officer and Super League executive director Roger Draper says 'a variety of options for future years' are to be considered.

Draper said: “The 2017 Betfred Super League season is one of the most exciting in recent years and Castleford’s victory earlier this month, crowning them League Leaders for the first time in their 91-year history, was a fantastic occasion for all involved with the club.

“Following a brilliant Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final, we now go into the final four rounds of the season looking forward to seeing who will join Castleford in the semi-finals, with any one of the seven other teams in the Super 8s still in with a chance of making the top four.

"The fact that Castleford are the sixth different club to top the league in six seasons is testament to the tremendous competition that exists in Super League.

“The meeting was another positive one and all clubs were fully engaged and excited about the issues we discussed.

"The Rugby Football League and every Super League club is determined that we work together to grow this great game and we now have clarity for the 2018 season and time to consider a variety of options for future years.”