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1 33467 Hull FC 26 19 7 0 703 495 208 38
2 33503 Warrington Wolves 26 18 7 1 745 466 279 37
3 33507 Wigan Warriors 26 18 8 0 562 488 74 36
4 33498 St Helens 26 16 10 0 632 595 37 32
5 49006 Catalans Dragons 26 14 12 0 635 598 37 28
6 33448 Castleford Tigers 26 12 13 1 694 692 2 25
7 2 Widnes Vikings 26 11 15 0 549 546 3 22
8 33502 Wakefield Wildcats 26 10 16 0 515 792 -277 20

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Hull

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Catalans

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Tigers

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1 33476 Leeds Rhinos 3 3 0 0 126 52 74 6
2 5 Leigh Centurions 3 3 0 0 96 74 22 6
3 33466 Huddersfield Giants 3 2 1 0 132 78 54 4
4 33512 Hull Kingston Rovers 3 2 1 0 105 52 53 4
5 70341 London Broncos 3 1 2 0 134 92 42 2
6 33495 Salford Red Devils 3 1 2 0 72 73 -1 2
7 13 Featherstone Rovers 3 0 3 0 40 154 -114 0
8 4 Batley Bulldogs 3 0 3 0 62 192 -130 0

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Hull KR

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Giants

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Rovers

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  • 25/09: Broncos
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1 33440 Bradford Bulls 27 17 8 2 925 512 413 36
2 6 Halifax RLFC 27 14 12 1 717 610 107 29
3 8 Sheffield Eagles 27 11 16 0 771 725 46 22
4 7 Dewsbury Rams 27 10 17 0 596 719 -123 20
5 14 Swinton Lions 27 9 17 1 540 929 -389 19
6 18 Oldham RLFC 27 9 18 0 485 838 -353 18
7 15 Workington Town 27 6 20 1 541 857 -316 13
8 3 Whitehaven RLFC 27 6 20 1 439 868 -429 13

Semi Final

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Semi Final

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Kingstone Press Championship Shield Final

7th & 8th Relegated to League 1

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Bulls

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Halifax

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Eagles

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Rams

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Lions

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Oldham

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Town

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  • 04/09: Eagles
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Whitehaven

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1 116 Toulouse Olympique XIII 19 18 0 1 930 242 688 37
2 12 Barrow Raiders 19 14 4 1 721 313 408 29
3 10 Rochdale Hornets 19 14 4 1 637 400 237 29
4 9 Doncaster RLFC 18 12 6 0 591 430 161 24
5 17 York City Knights 18 11 6 1 552 371 181 23
6 16 Hunslet Hawks 19 11 8 0 514 500 14 22
7 21 Keighley Cougars 19 10 9 0 590 480 110 20
8 20 London Skolars 19 8 11 0 436 586 -150 16

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Toulouse

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Cougars

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  • Doncaster
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Hawks

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  • 03/09: Toulouse

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  • Cougars
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Skolars

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1 19 Newcastle Thunder 19 12 6 1 640 450 190 25
2 11 North Wales Crusaders 18 7 9 2 450 459 -9 16
3 70410 Coventry Bears 18 7 10 1 414 532 -118 15
4 70347 University of Gloucestershire All Golds 18 4 14 0 478 608 -130 8
5 70377 Oxford RLFC 19 4 15 0 350 806 -456 8
6 70185 South Wales Scorpions 18 2 16 0 248 674 -426 4
7 70375 Hemel Stags 18 1 17 0 246 946 -700 2

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Bears

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All Golds

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Scorpions

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Oxford RLFC

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  • 11/09: Crusaders

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  • Scorpions
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Stags

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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.