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2015 League Structure line ups.


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#1 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:53 AM

So with relegation from SL sorted, relegation from the Championship far from sorted, I thought it might be fun to have a look at the possibel 12-12-14 and then the 8-8-8-14 line ups for next season. That middle eight could be very interesting.

 

SUPER LEAGUE

 

St Helens 

Leeds Rhinos 

Wigan Warriors 

Castleford Tigers 

Warrington Wolves 

Huddersfield Giants 

Catalan Dragons 

Widnes Vikings 

Hull KR 

Hull FC 

Wakefield Wildcats 

Salford Red Devils 

 

SUPER LEAGUE TWO

 

Bradford Bulls 

London Broncos 

Leigh

Featherstone

Halifax

Doncaster

Dewsbury

Batley

Sheffield

Keighley

Whitehaven

York

 

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONFERENCE

 

North Wales Crusaders

Workington

Swinton

Rochdale

Barrow

Oldham

Hunslet

Gloucestershire All Golds

Hemel Stags

Gateshead

London Skolars

Oxford

South Wales

Coventry

 

 

MID-SEASON 8X8X8 SPLITS:

 

TOP:

 

St Helens 

Leeds Rhinos 

Wigan Warriors 

Warrington Wolves 

Huddersfield Giants 

Catalan Dragons 

Castleford Tigers 

Hull FC 

 

MIDDLE:

 

Salford Red Devils 

Widnes Vikings 

Leigh

Hull KR 

Wakefield Wildcats 

Bradford Bulls 

Featherstone

Halifax

 

BOTTOM:

 

London Broncos 

Doncaster

Sheffield

Dewsbury

Batley

Keighley

Whitehaven

York


Edited by marklaspalmas, 24 June 2014 - 11:08 AM.


#2 buford t justice

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:19 AM

Will certainly be interesting next season, wouldnt like to predict the 5 down or the 1 up in the championship, though Barrow and Rochdale look almost certainties at the moment.

 

Have Coventry been admitted into the league or is that just an example? Would be good for the game in the midlands if they have.


What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#3 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:22 AM

Will certainly be interesting next season, wouldnt like to predict the 5 down or the 1 up in the championship, though Barrow and Rochdale look almost certainties at the moment.

 

Have Coventry been admitted into the league or is that just an example? Would be good for the game in the midlands if they have.

 

Not sure about Coventry, I think I read it somewhere, but we haven't heard much about it.



#4 Ponterover

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:17 PM

Can't wait for next year, it's going to be fantastic

 

Think London will comfortably make the middle eight though, at the expense of either Rovers, 'fax or Leigh

 

Some of those top eight games will be humdingers


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#5 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:37 PM

Can't wait for next year, it's going to be fantastic

 

Think London will comfortably make the middle eight though, at the expense of either Rovers, 'fax or Leigh

 

Some of those top eight games will be humdingers

 

Yes. How London will go is a hard one to call.



#6 Scubby

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:52 PM

The key to next season is how hard other SL clubs asset (playing) strip London and Bradford. London have already lost a few and I would imagine the vultures will be out for some of Bradford's better players.



#7 Dave T

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:01 PM

The key to next season is how hard other SL clubs asset (playing) strip London and Bradford. London have already lost a few and I would imagine the vultures will be out for some of Bradford's better players.

whilst they will inevitably lose their better players, it may not be as bad some years as they will not be getting replaced by two other clubs who are normally keen to take on some of these players.



#8 Henson Park Old Firm

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:02 PM

next year could be a potential 'hot mess' with this restructure.... But I'm sort of looking forward to it.............. the clubs are going to have a hard time making sure shirts don't clash



#9 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:17 PM

whilst they will inevitably lose their better players, it may not be as bad some years as they will not be getting replaced by two other clubs who are normally keen to take on some of these players.

 

Good point. No real reason for Bulls & Broncs to lose too many players. They've already lost enough which is why they are where they are.



#10 Dave T

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

Good point. No real reason for Bulls & Broncs to lose too many players. They've already lost enough which is why they are where they are.

I also think if they do lose some players, they may be to the more ambitious Championship clubs like Featherstone and Leigh



#11 Scubby

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:36 PM

Just out of interest, how quickly will sides know about the second phase fixtures? Will they know at the start of the season (e.g. week 1 SL 10th v Champ 3rd etc.) or will it be done at the split? 



#12 Derwent

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:38 PM

Good point. No real reason for Bulls & Broncs to lose too many players. They've already lost enough which is why they are where they are.

 

The halving of their salary cap may well force their hands to offload their higher earners though. Its a maximum of £900k in the Championship next season, so it all depends on what they are paying at the moment as to whether they can retain players.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:39 PM

The halving of their salary cap may well force their hands to offload their higher earners though. Its a maximum of £900k in the Championship next season, so it all depends on what they are paying at the moment as to whether they can retain players.

 

I don't think London are anywhere near there to be honest.



#14 Derwent

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

I don't think London are anywhere near there to be honest.

 

Possibly not, but the Bulls may well be.

 

Another issue is does anybody know what the fed/non-fed quota rules are going to be for the Championship next season ? The current Championship rules are different to SL at the moment and that may also have an impact on who they can retain.



#15 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Possibly not, but the Bulls may well be.

 

Another issue is does anybody know what the fed/non-fed quota rules are going to be for the Championship next season ? The current Championship rules are different to SL at the moment and that may also have an impact on who they can retain.

 

Good point. That may play a part.

 

Also, I assume there's no 'parachute payment'?



#16 Derwent

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Good point. That may play a part.

 

Also, I assume there's no 'parachute payment'?

 

There is a parachute payment for next season of £285k or thereabouts. The 2 relegated SL clubs are going to get the same £500k as this year's Championship league leaders plus an additional one-off payment of the £285k to give them £785k of central funding. The top 2 championship clubs get £500k and £450k respectively.



#17 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:15 PM

There is a parachute payment for next season of £285k or thereabouts. The 2 relegated SL clubs are going to get the same £500k as this year's Championship league leaders plus an additional one-off payment of the £285k to give them £785k of central funding. The top 2 championship clubs get £500k and £450k respectively.

 

Ta. That, in theory, should be sufficient to put both the Bulls and the Broncs into that middle 8 slot, regardless of the ruling on overseas numbers.



#18 jonnyg28

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:22 PM

Heard Coventry are all ready to go just waiting on an official announcement by all parties

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

Heard Coventry are all ready to go just waiting on an official announcement by all parties

 

Great news, just need a couple of clubs in the South West now and we'll be a nationwide sport.



#20 walter sobchak

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:17 PM

Great news, just need a couple of clubs in the South West now and we'll be a nationwide sport.


Indeed, Bristol would be good or maybe even somewhere like Plymouth.




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