Thursday, 14 September 2017

European RL Season : 2017 (Part One)

For those who are not au fait with RL in the UK, you are at the right place. This explains the current system, which seems to be working well. It provides excitement through the season and there is much to play for with virtually every match.

It is in two parts, this being the first covering the top two leagues, Super League (first division) and the Championship (second division). Both divisions have 12 sides each and they play 23 games. Once those games are completed, the following occurs.

Super League Super 8s: The top 8 from SL enter this stage with their season's points carried over. After seven matches the top four go into a knockout stage to determine the grand final winner. The other four teams finish their campaign.

Super League Qualifiers: The bottom four from SL and top four from the championship combine and all start with zero points. After seven games the top three are assured of SL status next year, the bottom three go into the championship for the following year. Fourth and fifth play off to see who goes up to SL and who goes to the Championship.

Championship Shield: The lower eight from the Championship carry over their points earned so far and play seven games with the top four going into a playoff to see who wins the shield. 5th and 6th remain in the Championship but 7th and 8th are relegated to League One (division three).








SL Super 8s






1 Castleford 50

Super League

2 Leeds 40
1 Castleford 40
3 Hull FC 35
2 Leeds 30
4 St Helens 33
3 Hull FC 27
5 Wakefield 32
4 Salford 26
6 Wigan 31
5 Wakefield 26
7 Salford 28
6 St Helens 25
8 Huddersfield 25
7 Wigan 23





8 Huddersfield 21





9 Warrington 20

SL Qualifiers
10 Catalans 15
1 Warrington 14
11 Leigh 12
2 Widnes 10
12 Widnes 11
3 Hull KR 10






4 Leigh 8

Championship

5 Catalans 8
1 Hull KR 39
6 London 3
2 London 36
7 Featherstone 3
3 Featherstone 31
8 Halifax 0
4 Halifax 32





5 Toulouse 30





6 Batley 22

Championship Shield
7 Sheffield 20
1 Toulouse 42
8 Dewsbury 16
2 Batley 33
9 Rochdale 15
3 Sheffield 26
10 Swinton 12
4 Dewsbury 24
11 Oldham 11
5 Rochdale 17
12 Bradford* 0
6 Swinton 16






7 Oldham 14






8 Bradford 10

* Bradford had 12 points deducted for entering administration. 

The list was updated when the season ended.

Part two can be seen by clicking here

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