CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS EXPLAINED!

Rousing Comeback Sees Dogs Home

www.batleybulldogs.co.uk has had a look at the play-off structure for this season and how things might unfold during the four weeks of the play-offs.

Purely for illustrative purposes, the highest ranked teams in each tie have been selected as winners.  We obviously hope that won't be the case if the Bulldogs get past Week 1 and into Week 2, and we are currently three games away from a Grand Final appearance!

 

Week 1

Qualifying play-offs

Featherstone Rovers beat Leigh Centurions (winner advances to Week 3, loser home in Week 2)

Sheffield Eagles beat Halifax (winner advances to Week 3, loser home in Week 2)

Elimination play-offs

Batley Bulldogs beat Workington Town (winner away in Week 2, loser eliminated)

Doncaster beat Dewsbury Rams (winner away in Week 2, loser eliminated)

Week 2

Preliminary semi-finals

Highest ranked Qualifying play-off losing club (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th) v Lowest-ranked Elimination play-off winning club (5th, 6th, 7th or 8th) (winner away in Week 3, loser eliminated)
Halifax beat Doncaster

Lowest ranked Qualifying play-off losing club (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th) v Highest-ranked Elimination play-off winning club (5th, 6th, 7th or 8th) (winner away in Week 3, loser eliminated)
Leigh Centurions beat Batley Bulldogs

Week 3

Qualifying semi-final 1

Highest-ranked Qualifying play-off winning club v Lowest-ranked Preliminary semi-final winning club (Winner to Grand Final, loser eliminated)
Featherstone Rovers beat Leigh Centurions

Qualifying semi-final 2

Lowest-ranked Qualifying play-off winning club v Highest-ranked Preliminary semi-final winning club (Winner to Grand Final, loser eliminated)
Sheffield Eagles beat Halifax

Week 4

Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final

Winner Qualifying semi-final 1 v Winner Qualifying semi-final 2
Featherstone Rovers beat Sheffield Eagles

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