Chairman warns clubs

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Rodney Walker, the chairman of the Rugby League, has warned that a few clubs will face tough decisions if they are to emerge unscathed from the Super League's first summer season.

"Some clubs are simply not drawing enough people to watch their games," Walker said. "We are going to have to face the realities and make some difficult choices. If we keep our nerve and learn from the successes and face up to some of the difficulties we have, because some clubs aren't finding it too easy, I think we are on the verge of a whole new era for rugby league," he said.

The St Helens full-back, Steve Prescott, has been drafted into the England squad for Wednesday's European Championship match with France in Gateshead, following the withdrawal of the injured Wigan player Kris Radlinski.

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