Salford's upturn in form and both Hull clubs having scratchy seasons mean that places 9-12 at next year's split is not a done deal. Wakefield are favourites to be in there but the other 3 places could be anyone from:
Catalans (perennial slow starters)
Castleford (losing key players)
Hull KR (inconsistent)
Salford (unknown after another squad reshuffle)
Widnes (just holding onto to a play-off place)
I think only Wigan, Saints, Warrington and Leeds will sit comfortably inside the 8 next season. My feeling is that Wakefield, Widnes, Hull KR and Catalans may find themselves in 9-12 and facing the drop into 2x8.