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#1 roughyedspud

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:22 PM



How will the new structure work for League 1?

The 14 League 1 clubs will each play 22 games – 11 home and 11 away, playing each other once and nine teams twice with fixtures scheduled on a geographical basis. At the end of the regular season 1st will play 2nd with the winner promoted to the Championship as champions. The loser of that match will join the teams which finished 3rd, 4th and 5th in a play-offs series as follows: loser of the promotion decider v 5th, and 3rd v 4th. The winners of those semi-finals will contest a play-off final to determine the second promotion place.

In addition, a League 1 Cup competition will be reintroduced in 2015 consisting of 16 teams – the 14 League 1 clubs plus the 2014 National Conference League Grand Final winners and the 2014 RFL Conference Challenge Cup winners. The competition will be a straight knockout with the early rounds played at the start of the season. The first round will be an open draw grouped by geography with a straight open draw thereafter. It is proposed that the final will be played at the ‘home team’ venue rather than a neutral venue but this is still to be confirmed.



looks great imo

the 8TH most successful team in british RL

#2 Tony Mac

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:21 PM



The new structure is certainly a vast improvement on some of the previous structures conjoured up.  Think it would have been nice to have a straight 26 games of each team playing each other home and away, although I do understand the geographical add in.  Think this would then be a completely fair and open competition.


Still, as said previously, this is a vast improvement on previous structures "trialled" in the name of progress.

Edited by Tony Mac, 24 July 2014 - 03:22 PM.

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