The Super League club won 6-5 in a penalty shootout after the match ended 3-3 after 90 minutes.
Current Super League clubs were required to submit applications justifying their continued membership of the competition.
The club was proximate to several current Super League clubs and so faced competition.
In fact, players on Canada's senior men's team are often chosen from Super League clubs.
All Super League clubs agreed to operate within the £1.7million salary cap for their top 25 first-tier players.
A player is only eligible for dual registration if they are outside the top 20 players (financially) of the Super League club's playing squad.
Applications for licences were accepted from existing Super League clubs.
Many fans of Super League clubs sing the song on matchdays.
Rules to ensure the sustainability of Super League clubs were introduced:
In 2011 the Super League club signed a deal with developers who intended to redevelop the ground as a supermarket.