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1 33503 Warrington Wolves 30 21 8 1 852 541 311 43
2 33507 Wigan Warriors 30 21 9 0 669 560 109 42
3 33467 Hull FC 30 20 10 0 749 579 170 40
4 33498 St Helens 30 20 10 0 756 641 115 40
5 33448 Castleford Tigers 30 15 14 1 830 808 22 31
6 49006 Catalans Dragons 30 15 15 0 723 716 7 30
7 2 Widnes Vikings 30 12 18 0 603 643 -40 24
8 33502 Wakefield Wildcats 30 10 20 0 571 902 -331 20

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1 33476 Leeds Rhinos 7 6 1 0 239 94 145 12
2 5 Leigh Centurions 7 6 1 0 223 193 30 12
3 33466 Huddersfield Giants 7 5 2 0 257 166 91 10
4 33512 Hull Kingston Rovers 7 4 3 0 235 142 93 8
5 33495 Salford Red Devils 7 3 4 0 208 152 56 6
6 70341 London Broncos 7 3 4 0 221 212 9 6
7 4 Batley Bulldogs 7 1 6 0 111 318 -207 2
8 13 Featherstone Rovers 7 0 7 0 96 313 -217 0

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1 33440 Bradford Bulls 30 19 9 2 1077 570 507 40
2 6 Halifax RLFC 30 16 13 1 821 682 139 33
3 8 Sheffield Eagles 30 12 18 0 855 843 12 24
4 7 Dewsbury Rams 30 12 18 0 676 809 -133 24
5 14 Swinton Lions 30 10 19 1 614 1041 -427 21
6 18 Oldham RLFC 30 10 20 0 535 918 -383 20
7 3 Whitehaven RLFC 30 8 21 1 553 918 -365 17
8 15 Workington Town 30 7 22 1 597 991 -394 15

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2 10 Rochdale Hornets 21 16 4 1 709 440 269 33
3 12 Barrow Raiders 21 15 5 1 769 375 394 31
4 9 Doncaster RLFC 21 14 7 0 683 526 157 28
5 17 York City Knights 21 12 8 1 618 461 157 25
6 21 Keighley Cougars 21 11 10 0 658 514 144 22
7 16 Hunslet Hawks 21 11 10 0 544 550 -6 22
8 20 London Skolars 21 8 13 0 470 650 -180 16

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2 11 North Wales Crusaders 20 9 9 2 505 469 36 20
3 70410 Coventry Bears 20 8 11 1 446 590 -144 17
4 70347 University of Gloucestershire All Golds 20 5 15 0 515 644 -129 10
5 70377 Oxford RLFC 20 4 16 0 356 843 -487 8
6 70185 South Wales Scorpions 20 2 18 0 274 723 -449 4
7 70375 Hemel Stags 20 2 18 0 274 976 -702 4

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Super 8s FAQ's

How will the Super 8s work?

Clubs will each play their fixtures on a league basis. Clubs which have performed strongest in their respective competitions in the regular season will be rewarded with four fixtures as follows: the top four Super League clubs will play four home matches; in the Qualifiers, the team finishing 9th and 10th in Super League and the top two teams from the Championship will have four home matches; in the Championship Shield, clubs finishing the regular Championship season in 5th to 8th place will have four home fixtures; in the League 1 Super 8s the top four teams will play four home games and in the League 1 Shield all seven teams will play three home and three away games.

In Super League, Championship Shield, League 1 and League 1 Shield the competing clubs will carry over the points and scoring records from the regular season into the Super 8s. The Qualifiers will start with zero points because the eight clubs are drawn from two different competitions.

How is the fixture schedule for the Super 8s determined?

The Super 8s fixtures are produced using a merit formula which rewards teams for the consistency and excellence of their results in the regular season. The higher a team finishes after 23 rounds, the more favourable their fixtures in the Super 8s are. For example, the team that finishes 1st will have home games against the teams finishing 2nd and 3rd, and be away to the teams that finished in 7th and 8th.

As with the regular season, the scheduling of fixtures will be determined by a range of factors, including the fairest balance of alternate home and away games for all clubs, stadium availability and broadcast preferences.

How are teams ranked on the grid?

In Super League, teams are ranked 1 to 8 based on finishing positions after 23 rounds.

In The Qualifiers, teams finishing 9th and 10th in the regular Super season are ranked 1 and 2, and teams finishing the regular Championship season 1st and 2nd are ranked 3 and 4. Super League clubs finishing 11th and 12th are ranked 5 and 6, and Championship clubs finishing 3rd and 4th are ranked 7 and 8

In the Championship Shield, teams finishing the regular Championship season in 5th to 12th place are ranked 1 to 8.

Why is the Qualifiers grid different to the Super League and Championship Shield grids?

The grid published last year outlining how the Super 8s work always applied to Super League and the Championship Shield but was only illustrative for the Qualifiers. The Qualifiers grid has to be slightly different because of the way in which the Qualifiers brings together clubs from two different competitions, the First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship. The principle of a merit formula rewarding teams who finish higher in their respective League remains unchanged: the Super League clubs finishing 9th and 10th and the Championship Clubs finishing 1st and 2nd will each have four home games.

When will the Super 8s fixtures be published?

Details of the Super 8s fixtures for League 1 and the League 1 Shield will be confirmed on the morning of Wednesday July 13 and fixtures will begin on July 23.

Details for the Super League, Qualifiers and Championship Shield will be published at 8am on July 27: this will allow all clubs to feed in details of their stadium availability once the regular season has been completed, and give broadcasters the opportunity to select televised fixtures for the early rounds of Super 8s. The Super 8s begin on Thursday August 4.

What happens after clubs have played seven matches in the Super 8s?

The top four clubs in Super League will go into the play-offs: 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd. The winners of those two matches will contest the First Utility Super League Grand Final. All eight Super League clubs are guaranteed top flight status for the following season.

In the Qualifiers, the top three clubs at the conclusion of the Super 8s are also guaranteed Super League status the following season. The 12th place in Super League for the following season will be determined by the Million Pound Game, a play-off between the 4th and 5th placed clubs played at the home of the 4th placed club.

In the Championship Shield, the top four clubs enter a play-off, 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd, with the winners contesting the Championship Shield final.

The bottom two teams (7th and 8th) in the Championship Shield will be relegated to League 1.

In the League 1 Super 8s, the top two clubs will enter the League 1 Promotion Final with the winner promoted to the Kingstone Press Championship, then 3rd v 4th and loser of Promotion Final v 5th will play-off with the winners entering the League 1 play-off Final. The winners of which will be promoted to the Kingstone Press Championship.

In the League 1 Shield the top two clubs will contest the League 1 Shield.