Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has taken aim at the Rugby Football League following their failure to sign a major sponsorship deal already.

The Rugby League World Cup was one of the most successful to date and Koukash Is upset the league are not cashing in on the excitement around the sport following it.

Australian League, the NRL, is going from strength-to-strength meaning the best players in the world are leaving the English game to join players with much larger salary caps.

Most recently Sam Tomkins left for New Zealand Warriors in the NRL to play along side the other standout players in the England national team all gracing the NRL.

James Graham and George Burgess where perhaps England’s stand out players during the World Cup but both have been playing in Australia since 2012.

Koukash said in an interview with Sky Sports: "There's not enough money coming in, we don't have a major sponsor and the sport needs to be promoted better.

"When you look at the NRL they have a salary cap that's about three or four times more than us. So they will always have the best talent."

Koukash has been at odds with the RFL since taking over Salford in early 2013 and has had a big impact since taking over securing the signings of Rangi Chase, Gareth Hock, Adrian Morley and most recently Wigan's Harrison Hansen.

But Salford are one of the few in the league with their head above the water, London Bronco’s the leagues big hope to bring the sport to the nation recently have faces massive financial trouble having to fend off Administration.

“Obviously things are not working now, because had they been working you wouldn't have 12 teams out of the 14 in financial difficulty,” he said.

Super League are expected to name a sponsor this week as well as announce the schedule for the popular Magic Weekend event at Manchester's Etihad stadium.

The Super League season gets underway in February with Super League winners facing the League Leaders Shield winners Huddersfield

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