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|
* Bradford had 12 points deducted for entering administration.
Part two can be seen by clicking here.
The lists are not quite final. They will be updated when the season ends.