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P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 33448 Castleford Tigers 30 25 5 0 965 536 429 50
2 33476 Leeds Rhinos 30 20 10 0 749 623 126 40
3 33467 Hull FC 30 17 12 1 714 655 59 35
4 33498 St Helens 30 16 13 1 663 518 145 33
5 33507 Wigan Warriors 29 14 12 3 691 636 55 31
6 33502 Wakefield Trinity 29 15 14 0 713 648 65 30
7 33495 Salford Red Devils 30 14 16 0 680 728 -48 28
8 33466 Huddersfield Giants 30 11 16 3 663 680 -17 25

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P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 33503 Warrington Wolves 6 6 0 0 242 114 128 12
2 33512 Hull Kingston Rovers 6 5 1 0 142 112 30 10
3 5 Leigh Centurions 7 4 3 0 203 104 99 8
4 2 Widnes Vikings 6 4 2 0 176 86 90 8
5 49006 Catalans Dragons 6 4 2 0 120 131 -11 8
6 70341 London Broncos 7 1 5 1 174 220 -46 3
7 13 Featherstone Rovers 6 0 5 1 84 252 -168 1
8 6 Halifax RLFC 6 0 6 0 62 184 -122 0

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P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 116 Toulouse Olympique XIII 30 21 9 0 980 606 374 42
2 4 Batley Bulldogs 30 16 13 1 797 801 -4 33
3 8 Sheffield Eagles 30 13 17 0 762 986 -224 26
4 7 Dewsbury Rams 30 12 18 0 584 917 -333 24
5 10 Rochdale Hornets 30 8 21 1 569 956 -387 17
6 14 Swinton Lions 30 8 22 0 639 860 -221 16
7 18 Oldham RLFC 30 6 22 2 540 939 -399 14
8 33440 Bradford Bulls 30 11 19 0 698 867 -169 10

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1 70539 Toronto Wolfpack 22 20 1 1 1164 243 921 41
2 12 Barrow Raiders 22 18 3 1 731 381 350 37
3 3 Whitehaven RLFC 22 17 4 1 656 349 307 35
4 17 York City Knights 22 12 9 1 641 460 181 25
5 19 Newcastle Thunder 22 12 10 0 595 521 74 24
6 9 Doncaster RLFC 22 10 9 3 593 492 101 23
7 21 Keighley Cougars 22 10 10 2 728 565 163 22
8 15 Workington Town 22 9 12 1 532 621 -89 19

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P W L D PF PA DIFF PTS
1 16 Hunslet RLFC 22 13 9 0 696 470 226 26
2 20 London Skolars 22 12 9 1 625 529 96 25
3 11 North Wales Crusaders 22 11 10 1 556 574 -18 23
4 70347 University of Gloucestershire All Golds 22 9 13 0 478 702 -224 18
5 70377 Oxford RLFC 22 6 15 1 393 849 -456 13
6 70410 Coventry Bears 22 5 17 0 472 837 -365 10
7 70375 Hemel Stags 22 3 19 0 393 1033 -640 6
8 70185 South Wales Ironmen 22 2 19 1 299 926 -627 5

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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 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.