A simple rugby topic - most teams are at the half way stage of the season and for us clubs battling in the bottom 9 it should be very interesting.
Based on all the remaining fixtures for the current bottom 9 teams and on the following assumptions (I stress assumptions not predictions)
- none of the current 9 to gain any points (bonus or win) against any of the current top 5 home or away
- all of the bottom 9 to win against other bottom 9 teams when at home
- all of the bottom 9 to get just a bonus point against other bottom 9 teams when away
I arrive at the final league places -
6th Whitehaven 38pts
7th Workington 36pts
8th Dewsbury 36pts
9th York 34pts
10th Doncaster 33pts
11th Keighley 31pts
12th Swinton 30pts
13th Barrow 28pts
14th Hunslet 27pts
Almost certainly all of the above assumptions will not materialise but should be interesting as well as tough.