YOUR GUIDE TO THE CO-OPERATIVE FINALS
THE race is on to get to the Co-operative Finals Day at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday 26 September when the Championship, Championship 1 and RLC National honours will be decided.
The play-off matches will take place over a three-week period with the Eagles launching the games when they travel to Leigh Centurions on Thursday 2 September.
Featherstone Rovers are looking to cap a fine season by adding a Championship Grand Final to the Championship League Leaders’ Shield.
Oldham will be going all out to clinch promotion from Championship One by what would be their fourth consecutive final.
RLC National side Bramley Buffaloes are on course to make it six Grand Final appearances on the trot after clinching a fifth successive League Leaders Shield.
Liz Matkin, Head of Sponsorship at The Co-operative commented: “As the season enters the finishing straight there are still 18 clubs in with the chance of silverware and The Co-operative would like to wish every one of those sides the very best of luck as they strive to get to what promises to be an outstanding finals day in Warrington.”
RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “All of the teams entering this year’s Co-operative Championship and RLC National play-offs should be congratulated on their achievements but this is where the business end of the season really starts.”
Below is your guide to all the lay-offs games.
Championship Elimination Play-Offs
A) 4th Place (Barrow Raiders) v 5th Place (Widnes Vikings) – Losers eliminated
3rd Place (Leigh Centurions) v 6th (Sheffield Eagles) – Losers eliminated
(This match is at Leigh Sports Village, on Thursday 2 September, kick-off 7.30pm.It is also live on Sky Sports)
Championship Qualifying Semi-Final
C) 1st Place (Featherstone Rovers) v 2nd Place (Halifax) – Winners in Grand Final
Championship Elimination Semi-Final
D) Winners A v Winners B
Championship Final Eliminator
E) Losers C v Winners D
Co-operative Championship Grand Final
F) Winners C v Winners E
Co-operative Championship 1
Championship One Elimination Play-Offs
G) 5th Place (Hornets RL) v 6th Place (South Wales Scorpions) – Losers eliminated
H) 4th Place (Blackpool Panthers) v 7th (Workington Town) – Losers eliminated
Championship One Qualifying Semi-Final
I) 2nd Place (Oldham) v 3rd Place (York City Knights) – Winners in Grand Final
Championship One Elimination Semi-Final
J) Winners G v Winners H
Championship One Final Eliminator
K) Losers I v Winners J
Co-operative Championship One Final
L) Winners I v Winners K
Rugby League Conference National
RLC National Elimination Play-Offs
M) 4th Place (Huddersfield Rangers) v 5th Place (Kippax Knights) – Losers eliminated
N) 3rd Place (Hemel Stags) v 6th (Dewsbury Celtic) – Losers eliminated
RLC National Qualifying Semi-Final
O) 1st Place (Bramley Buffaloes) v 2nd Place (Warrington Wizards) – Winners in Grand Final
RLC National Elimination Semi-Final
P) Winners M v Winners N
RLC National Final Eliminator
Q) Losers O v Winners P
RLC National Grand Final
R) Winners O v Winners Q
Tickets for the Co-operative Finals day, at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday September 26, are on sale through the RFL’s Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk.
For more information about the Co-operative Championships and RLC National competitions visit www.cooperativechampionship.co.uk and www.rugbyleagueconference.co.uk.