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P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 33448 Castleford Tigers 26 22 4 0 849 428 421 44
2 33476 Leeds Rhinos 26 17 9 0 607 545 62 34
3 33467 Hull FC 26 15 10 1 599 553 46 31
4 33502 Wakefield Trinity 26 14 12 0 636 593 43 28
5 33498 St Helens 26 13 12 1 559 456 103 27
6 33507 Wigan Warriors 26 12 11 3 615 560 55 27
7 33495 Salford Red Devils 26 13 13 0 604 597 7 26
8 33466 Huddersfield Giants 26 11 12 3 605 528 77 25

Semi Final

1 v 4

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2 v 3

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Leeds Rhinos16-14match reportSt Helens
Wigan Warriors42-6match reportSalford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers45-20match reportWakefield Trinity

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Hull FC
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Castleford Tigers
Salford Red DevilsSeptember 1st Sep
20:00 GMT
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Wakefield Trinity
St HelensSeptember 1st Sep
20:00 GMT
TV Channelmatch preview
Wigan Warriors

Team Fixtures

Tigers

Home

  • Saints
  • Trinity
  • 08/09: Rhinos
  • 22/09: Hull

Away

  • Red Devils
  • 01/09: Giants
  • 17/09: Warriors
Rhinos

Home

  • Warriors
  • Saints
  • 31/08: Hull
  • 15/09: Red Devils

Away

  • Trinity
  • 08/09: Tigers
  • 22/09: Giants
Hull

Home

  • Giants
  • Red Devils
  • 08/09: Warriors
  • 14/09: Trinity

Away

  • Saints
  • 31/08: Rhinos
  • 22/09: Tigers
Red Devils

Home

  • Tigers
  • 01/09: Trinity
  • 09/09: Giants
  • 23/09: Saints

Away

  • Warriors
  • Hull
  • 15/09: Rhinos
Trinity

Home

  • Rhinos
  • 09/09: Saints
  • 23/09: Warriors

Away

  • Giants
  • Tigers
  • 01/09: Red Devils
  • 14/09: Hull
Saints

Home

  • Hull
  • 01/09: Warriors
  • 15/09: Giants

Away

  • Tigers
  • Rhinos
  • 09/09: Trinity
  • 23/09: Red Devils
Warriors

Home

  • Giants
  • Red Devils
  • 17/09: Tigers

Away

  • Rhinos
  • 01/09: Saints
  • 08/09: Hull
  • 23/09: Trinity
Giants

Home

  • Trinity
  • 01/09: Tigers
  • 22/09: Rhinos

Away

  • Hull
  • Warriors
  • 09/09: Red Devils
  • 15/09: Saints
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 33503 Warrington Wolves 3 3 0 0 102 46 56 6
2 5 Leigh Centurions 3 2 1 0 84 38 46 4
3 33512 Hull Kingston Rovers 2 2 0 0 46 38 8 4
4 2 Widnes Vikings 2 1 1 0 50 40 10 2
5 49006 Catalans Dragons 3 1 2 0 50 100 -50 2
6 70341 London Broncos 2 0 1 1 50 52 -2 1
7 13 Featherstone Rovers 2 0 1 1 44 70 -26 1
8 6 Halifax RLFC 3 0 3 0 42 84 -42 0

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Catalans Dragons6-30match reportLeigh Centurions
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Hull Kingston RoversAugust 20th Aug
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Warrington Wolves
Featherstone RoversSeptember 3rd Sep
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Hull Kingston Rovers

Team Fixtures

Wolves

Home

  • Halifax
  • Catalans
  • 09/09: Centurions
  • 23/09: Hull KR

Away

  • Vikings
  • 02/09: Broncos
  • 17/09: Rovers
Catalans

Home

  • Broncos
  • Centurions
  • 09/09: Rovers
  • 23/09: Vikings

Away

  • Wolves
  • 03/09: Halifax
  • 17/09: Hull KR
Hull KR

Home

  • Halifax
  • Broncos
  • 10/09: Vikings
  • 17/09: Catalans

Away

  • Centurions
  • 03/09: Rovers
  • 23/09: Wolves
Broncos

Home

  • Rovers
  • 02/09: Wolves
  • 10/09: Halifax
  • 22/09: Centurions

Away

  • Catalans
  • Hull KR
  • 17/09: Vikings
Centurions

Home

  • Hull KR
  • 03/09: Vikings
  • 15/09: Halifax

Away

  • Rovers
  • Catalans
  • 09/09: Wolves
  • 22/09: Broncos
Vikings

Home

  • Wolves
  • Rovers
  • 17/09: Broncos

Away

  • Halifax
  • 03/09: Centurions
  • 10/09: Hull KR
  • 23/09: Catalans
Halifax

Home

  • Vikings
  • 03/09: Catalans
  • 24/09: Rovers

Away

  • Wolves
  • Hull KR
  • 10/09: Broncos
  • 15/09: Centurions
Rovers

Home

  • Centurions
  • 03/09: Hull KR
  • 17/09: Wolves

Away

  • Vikings
  • Broncos
  • 09/09: Catalans
  • 24/09: Halifax
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 116 Toulouse Olympique XIII 26 17 9 0 830 524 306 34
2 4 Batley Bulldogs 25 13 12 0 645 687 -42 26
3 8 Sheffield Eagles 25 12 13 0 656 831 -175 24
4 7 Dewsbury Rams 25 10 15 0 480 778 -298 20
5 10 Rochdale Hornets 26 7 18 1 491 820 -329 15
6 14 Swinton Lions 25 6 19 0 517 742 -225 12
7 18 Oldham RLFC 25 5 19 1 442 811 -369 11
8 33440 Bradford Bulls 25 7 18 0 530 761 -231 2

Table adjustments:
-12: Bradford Bulls (Condition of membership of the RFL)

Semi Final

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Semi Final

2 v 3

Kingstone Press Championship Shield Final

7th & 8th Relegated to League 1

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Dewsbury Rams36-34match reportToulouse Olympique XIII
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Rochdale Hornets14-34match reportBatley Bulldogs

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Batley BulldogsAugust 20th Aug
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Oldham RLFC
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Bradford Bulls
Bradford BullsAugust 28th Aug
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Batley Bulldogs

Team Fixtures

Toulouse

Home

  • Hornets
  • 28/08: Eagles
  • 09/09: Bulldogs
  • 16/09: Lions

Away

  • Rams
  • Bulls
  • 03/09: Oldham
Bulldogs

Home

  • Oldham
  • Lions
  • 03/09: Rams
  • 17/09: Eagles

Away

  • Hornets
  • 28/08: Bulls
  • 09/09: Toulouse
Eagles

Home

  • Oldham
  • Rams
  • 03/09: Bulls
  • 10/09: Hornets

Away

  • Lions
  • 28/08: Toulouse
  • 17/09: Bulldogs
Rams

Home

  • Hornets
  • Toulouse
  • 28/08: Lions
  • 10/09: Bulls

Away

  • Eagles
  • 03/09: Bulldogs
  • 17/09: Oldham
Hornets

Home

  • Bulldogs
  • 28/08: Oldham
  • 03/09: Lions

Away

  • Toulouse
  • Rams
  • 10/09: Eagles
  • 17/09: Bulls
Lions

Home

  • Eagles
  • Bulls
  • 10/09: Oldham

Away

  • Bulldogs
  • 28/08: Rams
  • 03/09: Hornets
  • 16/09: Toulouse
Oldham

Home

  • Bulls
  • 03/09: Toulouse
  • 17/09: Rams

Away

  • Bulldogs
  • Eagles
  • 28/08: Hornets
  • 10/09: Lions
Bulls

Home

  • Toulouse
  • 28/08: Bulldogs
  • 17/09: Hornets

Away

  • Oldham
  • Lions
  • 03/09: Eagles
  • 10/09: Rams
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 70539 Toronto Wolfpack 19 17 1 1 1076 209 867 35
2 12 Barrow Raiders 18 15 2 1 635 304 331 31
3 3 Whitehaven RLFC 18 14 3 1 520 287 233 29
4 17 York City Knights 18 12 6 0 561 361 200 24
5 9 Doncaster RLFC 18 10 6 2 513 395 118 22
6 21 Keighley Cougars 18 9 7 2 670 457 213 20
7 19 Newcastle Thunder 19 9 10 0 507 465 42 18
8 15 Workington Town 18 8 9 1 484 480 4 17

1st- Automatic Promotion to Kingstone Press Championship

Semi-Final 1

2nd v 5th

Semi-Final 2

3rd v 4th

League 1 Play Off Final

Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2

Winner Promoted to Kingstone Press Championship

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Doncaster RLFC30-22match reportWhitehaven RLFC
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Doncaster RLFC
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16:30 GMT
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Whitehaven RLFC

Team Fixtures

Wolfpack

Home

  • Thunder
  • 02/09: Whitehaven
  • 09/09: Raiders
  • 16/09: Doncaster

Away

  • Town
  • Cougars
  • Knights
Whitehaven

Home

  • Thunder
  • Raiders
  • Cougars
  • 10/09: Knights

Away

  • Doncaster
  • 02/09: Wolfpack
  • 17/09: Town
Raiders

Home

  • Knights
  • Doncaster
  • 03/09: Town
  • 17/09: Cougars

Away

  • Thunder
  • Whitehaven
  • 09/09: Wolfpack
Knights

Home

  • Wolfpack
  • Town
  • 03/09: Doncaster
  • 17/09: Thunder

Away

  • Cougars
  • Raiders
  • 10/09: Whitehaven
Doncaster

Home

  • Whitehaven
  • Cougars
  • 10/09: Thunder

Away

  • Town
  • Raiders
  • 03/09: Knights
  • 16/09: Wolfpack
Thunder

Home

  • Raiders
  • Town
  • 03/09: Cougars

Away

  • Wolfpack
  • Whitehaven
  • 10/09: Doncaster
  • 17/09: Knights
Cougars

Home

  • Knights
  • Wolfpack
  • 10/09: Town

Away

  • Doncaster
  • Whitehaven
  • 03/09: Thunder
  • 17/09: Raiders
Town

Home

  • Wolfpack
  • Doncaster
  • 17/09: Whitehaven

Away

  • Thunder
  • Knights
  • 03/09: Raiders
  • 10/09: Cougars
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 16 Hunslet RLFC 19 10 9 0 554 435 119 20
2 20 London Skolars 17 8 8 1 473 465 8 17
3 11 North Wales Crusaders 18 8 9 1 420 514 -94 17
4 70347 University of Gloucestershire All Golds 19 8 11 0 418 640 -222 16
5 70377 Oxford RLFC 18 4 14 0 311 763 -452 8
6 70410 Coventry Bears 18 3 15 0 354 727 -373 6
7 70375 Hemel Stags 18 3 15 0 309 851 -542 6
8 70185 South Wales Ironmen 17 2 15 0 244 696 -452 4

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London Skolars
London SkolarsAugust 25th Aug
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South Wales Ironmen

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Crusaders

Home

  • Hunslet
  • Skolars
  • 03/09: Bears
  • 17/09: Oxford RLFC

Away

  • All Golds
  • Stags
  • 09/09: Ironmen
Hunslet

Home

  • Bears
  • All Golds
  • 03/09: Ironmen
  • 17/09: Skolars

Away

  • Crusaders
  • Oxford RLFC
  • 10/09: Stags
Skolars

Home

  • Oxford RLFC
  • 25/08: Ironmen
  • 03/09: Stags
  • 09/09: All Golds

Away

  • Crusaders
  • Bears
  • 17/09: Hunslet
All Golds

Home

  • Crusaders
  • Bears
  • 03/09: Oxford RLFC
  • 17/09: Stags

Away

  • Hunslet
  • Ironmen
  • 09/09: Skolars
Oxford RLFC

Home

  • Hunslet
  • Ironmen
  • 09/09: Bears

Away

  • Stags
  • Skolars
  • 03/09: All Golds
  • 17/09: Crusaders
Bears

Home

  • Skolars
  • Stags
  • 16/09: Ironmen

Away

  • All Golds
  • Hunslet
  • 03/09: Crusaders
  • 09/09: Oxford RLFC
Ironmen

Home

  • Stags
  • All Golds
  • 09/09: Crusaders

Away

  • Oxford RLFC
  • 25/08: Skolars
  • 03/09: Hunslet
  • 16/09: Bears
Stags

Home

  • Crusaders
  • Oxford RLFC
  • 10/09: Hunslet

Away

  • Ironmen
  • Bears
  • 03/09: Skolars
  • 17/09: All Golds

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 Betfred Super League clubs will play four home matches; in the Qualifiers, the team finishing 9th and 10th in Betfred Super League and the top two teams from the Kingstone Press Championship will have four home matches; in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield, clubs finishing the regular Kingstone Press Championship season in 5th to 8th place will have four home fixtures; in the Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s the top four teams will play four home games and in the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield all seven teams will play three home and three away games.

In Betfred Super League, Kingstone Press 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 Betfred 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 Betfred Super League season are ranked 1 and 2, and teams finishing the regular Kingstone Press Championship season 1st and 2nd are ranked 3 and 4. Betfred Super League clubs finishing 11th and 12th are ranked 5 and 6, and Kingstone Press Championship clubs finishing 3rd and 4th are ranked 7 and 8 

In the Kingstone Press Championship Shield, teams finishing the regular Kingstone Press 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 Qualifiers grid has to be slightly different because of the way in which the Qualifiers brings together clubs from two different competitions, the Betfred Super League and Kingstone Press Championship. The principle of a merit formula rewarding teams who finish higher in their respective League remains unchanged: the Betfred Super League clubs finishing 9th and 10th and the Kingstone Press 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 Kingstone Press League 1 and the League 1 Shield will be confirmed on the morning of Wednesday July 19 and fixtures will begin on Sunday July 30. 

Details for the Betfred Super League, Qualifiers and Kingstone Press Championship Shield will be published on Wednesday July 26: 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 3.

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

The top four clubs in Betfred Super League will go into the play-offs: 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd, on Thursday 28 & Friday 29 September respectively. The winners of those two matches will contest the Betfred Super League Grand Final on Saturday October 7 at Old Trafford, kick off 6pm. All eight Betfred 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 Betfred Super League status in 2018. The 12th place in Betfred 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 on Saturday September 30. 

In the Kingstone Press Championship Shield, the top four clubs enter a play-off, 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd, with the winners contesting the Kingstone Press Championship Shield final on Sunday 30th September. 

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

In the Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s, 1st will be promoted to the Kingstone Press Championship, then 3rd v 4th and 2nd v 5th will play-off with the winners entering the Kingstone Press League 1 play-off Final. The winners of which will be promoted to the Championship. 

In the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield the top two clubs will contest the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield Final.