congrats to the Rfl
Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:01 PM
Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:53 PM
As it seems likely that we will be in the nervous playoffs again does anyone know the format? Someone told me the old style playoffs no longer exist and there is a completely new format.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:57 PM
There you go mate. Play offs in all their glory
3rd-placed club v 4th-placed club (Match A)
5th-placed club v 6th-placed club (Match B.)
(2nd-placed club have a bye to Week 2)
2nd-placed team v Winner Match A (winner to Play-off final, loser at home in Week 3) (Match C)
Losing team Match A v Winning team match B (loser eliminated) (Match D)
Losing team Match C v Winner Match D (winner to Play-off final, loser eliminated) (Match E)
Kingstone Press Championship One play-off final: Winner Match C v Winner Match E
Edited by roughyed34, 17 August 2013 - 08:59 PM.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:20 PM
This is more complicated than Duckworth-Lewis method in cricket.
I'm old fashioned and believe that the top two clubs in the league have earned the right to promotion by their performance over the season. Being a Hornets supporter it sticks in my throat to say this but if Oldham finish second then they should be promoted. I suppose the rationale is that more clubs have something to play for at the end of the season.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:41 PM
Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:33 PM
Thought it was 3rd v6th ans 4th v 5th?
No, the format outlined by 'roughyed34' is definitely correct.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:53 PM
Thanks for the information. Crikey it's more complicated than the EU Treaty.
Edited by Ex-scrumhalf, 17 August 2013 - 11:53 PM.
Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:58 PM
Other than being 2nd to 6th its the same as the old top 5 format that Super League had at the start and the Aussies had for decades.