Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?! - Rugby League - Other Leagues

Other Leagues

The two tiers directly below Super League, the Championship and Championship 1—formerly the National Leagues until the 2009 addition of a French club to the previously all-British competition—still use the old top six system to determine which teams are promoted between its levels. Before the 2008 season, when Super League established a franchising system and ended automatic promotion and relegation in Super League, the National Leagues also used this system to determine the team that earned promotion to Super League. The top six system involves the following:

Week One

  • Elimination Semi-final A: 3rd vs 6th (4th vs 7th in Championship 1)
  • Elimination Semi-final B: 4th vs 5th (5th vs 6th in Championship 1)

Week Two

Week Three

  • Final Qualifier: Winners of Elimination Final vs Losers of Qualification Match

Week Four

  • Grand Final: Winners of Qualification Match vs Winners of Final Qualifier (in Super League, at Old Trafford)

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