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Your Guide to the Super 8s

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P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 33448 Castleford Tigers 22 19 3 0 737 354 383 38
2 33476 Leeds Rhinos 22 15 7 0 553 443 110 30
3 33495 Salford Red Devils 22 13 9 0 576 475 101 26
4 33502 Wakefield Trinity 22 13 9 0 556 465 91 26
5 33467 Hull FC 22 12 9 1 527 473 54 25
6 33498 St Helens 22 11 10 1 472 404 68 23
7 33466 Huddersfield Giants 22 9 10 3 509 472 37 21
8 33507 Wigan Warriors 22 9 10 3 505 518 -13 21

Semi Final

1 v 4

Semi Final

2 v 3

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Team Fixtures

Tigers

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  • Saints
  • Hull
  • Red Devils
  • Rhinos

Away

  • Warriors
  • Giants
  • Trinity
Rhinos

Home

  • Giants
  • Saints
  • Trinity
  • Red Devils

Away

  • Warriors
  • Hull
  • Tigers
Red Devils

Home

  • Warriors
  • Giants
  • Hull
  • Trinity

Away

  • Saints
  • Rhinos
  • Tigers
Trinity

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  • Tigers
  • Warriors
  • Saints
  • Hull

Away

  • Giants
  • Red Devils
  • Rhinos
Hull

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  • Rhinos
  • Giants
  • Saints

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  • Warriors
  • Trinity
  • Red Devils
  • Tigers
Saints

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  • Red Devils
  • Warriors
  • Giants

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  • Hull
  • Trinity
  • Rhinos
  • Tigers
Giants

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  • Trinity
  • Tigers
  • Warriors

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  • Saints
  • Hull
  • Red Devils
  • Rhinos
Warriors

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  • Hull
  • Rhinos
  • Tigers

Away

  • Giants
  • Saints
  • Trinity
  • Red Devils
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 33503 Warrington Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 49006 Catalans Dragons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 33512 Hull Kingston Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 70341 London Broncos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 2 Widnes Vikings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 5 Leigh Centurions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 13 Featherstone Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 6 Halifax RLFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Team Fixtures

Wolves

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  • Rovers
  • Vikings
  • Hull KR
  • Catalans

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  • Halifax
  • Centurions
  • Broncos
Catalans

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  • Halifax
  • Centurions
  • Vikings
  • Broncos

Away

  • Rovers
  • Hull KR
  • Wolves
Hull KR

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  • Rovers
  • Centurions
  • Broncos
  • Catalans

Away

  • Halifax
  • Vikings
  • Wolves
Broncos

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  • Halifax
  • Rovers
  • Vikings
  • Wolves

Away

  • Centurions
  • Hull KR
  • Catalans
Vikings

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  • Rovers
  • Centurions
  • Hull KR

Away

  • Halifax
  • Broncos
  • Catalans
  • Wolves
Centurions

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  • Halifax
  • Broncos
  • Wolves

Away

  • Rovers
  • Vikings
  • Hull KR
  • Catalans
Rovers

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  • Halifax
  • Centurions
  • Catalans

Away

  • Vikings
  • Broncos
  • Hull KR
  • Wolves
Halifax

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  • Vikings
  • Hull KR
  • Wolves

Away

  • Rovers
  • Centurions
  • Broncos
  • Catalans
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 116 Toulouse Olympique XIII 22 14 8 0 688 440 248 28
2 4 Batley Bulldogs 22 11 11 0 545 605 -60 22
3 8 Sheffield Eagles 22 10 12 0 550 757 -207 20
4 7 Dewsbury Rams 22 7 15 0 360 718 -358 14
5 10 Rochdale Hornets 22 6 15 1 423 656 -233 13
6 18 Oldham RLFC 22 5 16 1 386 701 -315 11
7 14 Swinton Lions 22 5 17 0 461 642 -181 10
8 33440 Bradford Bulls 22 6 16 0 494 703 -209 0

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

Semi Final

1 v 4

Semi Final

2 v 3

Kingstone Press Championship Shield Final

7th & 8th Relegated to League 1

Team Fixtures

Toulouse

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  • Oldham
  • Hornets
  • Eagles
  • Bulldogs

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  • Bulls
  • Lions
  • Rams
Bulldogs

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  • Lions
  • Oldham
  • Rams
  • Eagles

Away

  • Bulls
  • Hornets
  • Toulouse
Eagles

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  • Bulls
  • Lions
  • Hornets
  • Rams

Away

  • Oldham
  • Bulldogs
  • Toulouse
Rams

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  • Toulouse
  • Bulls
  • Oldham
  • Hornets

Away

  • Lions
  • Eagles
  • Bulldogs
Hornets

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  • Bulldogs
  • Lions
  • Oldham

Away

  • Bulls
  • Rams
  • Eagles
  • Toulouse
Oldham

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  • Eagles
  • Bulls
  • Lions

Away

  • Hornets
  • Rams
  • Bulldogs
  • Toulouse
Lions

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  • Rams
  • Toulouse
  • Bulls

Away

  • Oldham
  • Hornets
  • Eagles
  • Bulldogs
Bulls

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  • Hornets
  • Bulldogs
  • Toulouse

Away

  • Lions
  • Oldham
  • Rams
  • Eagles
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 70539 Toronto Wolfpack 15 15 0 0 916 157 759 30
2 3 Whitehaven RLFC 15 13 1 1 469 236 233 27
3 12 Barrow Raiders 15 12 2 1 576 264 312 25
4 17 York City Knights 15 10 5 0 487 305 182 20
5 9 Doncaster RLFC 15 9 4 2 449 327 122 20
6 19 Newcastle Thunder 15 9 6 0 459 328 131 18
7 21 Keighley Cougars 15 7 7 1 590 387 203 15
8 15 Workington Town 15 7 7 1 436 370 66 15

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

Next Up

Doncaster RLFCJuly 30th Jul
15:00 GMT
match preview
Keighley Cougars
Newcastle ThunderJuly 30th Jul
15:00 GMT
match preview
Workington Town
Whitehaven RLFCJuly 30th Jul
15:00 GMT
match preview
Barrow Raiders
York City KnightsJuly 30th Jul
15:00 GMT
match preview
Toronto Wolfpack

Team Fixtures

Wolfpack

Home

  • 19/08: Thunder
  • 02/09: Whitehaven
  • 09/09: Raiders
  • 16/09: Doncaster

Away

  • 30/07: Knights
  • 06/08: Town
  • 13/08: Cougars
Whitehaven

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  • 30/07: Raiders
  • 06/08: Thunder
  • 20/08: Cougars
  • 10/09: Knights

Away

  • 13/08: Doncaster
  • 02/09: Wolfpack
  • 17/09: Town
Raiders

Home

  • 06/08: Doncaster
  • 20/08: Knights
  • 03/09: Town
  • 17/09: Cougars

Away

  • 30/07: Whitehaven
  • 12/08: Thunder
  • 09/09: Wolfpack
Knights

Home

  • 30/07: Wolfpack
  • 13/08: Town
  • 03/09: Doncaster
  • 17/09: Thunder

Away

  • 06/08: Cougars
  • 20/08: Raiders
  • 10/09: Whitehaven
Doncaster

Home

  • 30/07: Cougars
  • 13/08: Whitehaven
  • 10/09: Thunder

Away

  • 06/08: Raiders
  • 20/08: Town
  • 03/09: Knights
  • 16/09: Wolfpack
Thunder

Home

  • 30/07: Town
  • 12/08: Raiders
  • 03/09: Cougars

Away

  • 06/08: Whitehaven
  • 19/08: Wolfpack
  • 10/09: Doncaster
  • 17/09: Knights
Cougars

Home

  • 06/08: Knights
  • 13/08: Wolfpack
  • 10/09: Town

Away

  • 30/07: Doncaster
  • 20/08: Whitehaven
  • 03/09: Thunder
  • 17/09: Raiders
Town

Home

  • 06/08: Wolfpack
  • 20/08: Doncaster
  • 17/09: Whitehaven

Away

  • 30/07: Thunder
  • 13/08: Knights
  • 03/09: Raiders
  • 10/09: Cougars
P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 11 North Wales Crusaders 15 7 7 1 366 422 -56 15
2 16 Hunslet RLFC 15 7 8 0 418 377 41 14
3 20 London Skolars 15 6 8 1 367 453 -86 13
4 70347 University of Gloucestershire All Golds 15 6 9 0 310 530 -220 12
5 70377 Oxford RLFC 15 4 11 0 275 629 -354 8
6 70410 Coventry Bears 15 2 13 0 287 615 -328 4
7 70185 South Wales Ironmen 15 1 14 0 212 654 -442 2
8 70375 Hemel Stags 15 1 14 0 229 792 -563 2

League 1 Shield Final

1st v 2nd

Next Up

South Wales IronmenJuly 29th Jul
15:00 GMT
match preview
University of Gloucestershire All Golds
Hemel StagsJuly 30th Jul
14:00 GMT
match preview
Oxford RLFC
North Wales CrusadersJuly 30th Jul
14:30 GMT
match preview
London Skolars
Hunslet RLFCJuly 30th Jul
15:00 GMT
match preview
Coventry Bears

Team Fixtures

Crusaders

Home

  • 30/07: Skolars
  • 13/08: Hunslet
  • 03/09: Bears
  • 17/09: Oxford RLFC

Away

  • 05/08: All Golds
  • 20/08: Stags
  • 09/09: Ironmen
Hunslet

Home

  • 30/07: Bears
  • 19/08: All Golds
  • 03/09: Ironmen
  • 17/09: Skolars

Away

  • 06/08: Oxford RLFC
  • 13/08: Crusaders
  • 10/09: Stags
Skolars

Home

  • 12/08: Oxford RLFC
  • 25/08: Ironmen
  • 02/09: Stags
  • 09/09: All Golds

Away

  • 30/07: Crusaders
  • 20/08: Bears
  • 17/09: Hunslet
All Golds

Home

  • 05/08: Crusaders
  • 12/08: Bears
  • 03/09: Oxford RLFC
  • 17/09: Stags

Away

  • 29/07: Ironmen
  • 19/08: Hunslet
  • 09/09: Skolars
Oxford RLFC

Home

  • 06/08: Hunslet
  • 20/08: Ironmen
  • 09/09: Bears

Away

  • 30/07: Stags
  • 12/08: Skolars
  • 03/09: All Golds
  • 17/09: Crusaders
Bears

Home

  • 06/08: Stags
  • 20/08: Skolars
  • 16/09: Ironmen

Away

  • 30/07: Hunslet
  • 12/08: All Golds
  • 03/09: Crusaders
  • 09/09: Oxford RLFC
Ironmen

Home

  • 29/07: All Golds
  • 13/08: Stags
  • 09/09: Crusaders

Away

  • 20/08: Oxford RLFC
  • 25/08: Skolars
  • 03/09: Hunslet
  • 16/09: Bears
Stags

Home

  • 30/07: Oxford RLFC
  • 20/08: Crusaders
  • 10/09: Hunslet

Away

  • 06/08: Bears
  • 13/08: Ironmen
  • 02/09: 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.