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wrencat1873 wrote:
It may still come down to points difference but, either London or KR will pick up points when the 2 clubs meet on the 8th September, potentially making that club safe.
However, it's equally possible that this will go to the last weekend of the season, with all 4 clubs needing to win to avoid the drop and still just about possible that Leeds could be dragged back into the dogfight.

Certainly KR v London is massive.

Something else which may well come into play is, the performance of those clubs that are safe and any squad rotation going on in the clubs who are in the play offs, who will be concentrating on having their best 17 ready for the play off games, rather than necessarily going all out to win on the last day of the regular season.

Twists and turns aplenty still to come and this is all without the contrived nonsense of the 3 x 8 structure :shock:


Not sure about the play-off teams. I've rarely seen the "resting players" bit work when it comes to the crucial game afterwards. Look at KR this weekend after resting key players. I think you've got to keep momentum.

The biggest risk for KR (if they lose the London game) or Huddersfield is if Wakey are safe by then, as they will literally have nothing to play for other than pride, and there is no doubt that London can get themselves up for a game.

What helps Wakey is that both Catalan and Leeds need to win their next game, which might narrow the relegation scrap even further to just three teams.
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Anyone know the latest relegation odds??



Not being smug but interested to know how some teams are motivated and on the up whilst others are plummeting
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Very interesting scenario...especially seeing Hull KR drop back into the mire. However, rumours are rife that Toronto will not be in a position to come up if they finish first.

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spegs wrote:
Very interesting scenario...especially seeing Hull KR drop back into the mire. However, rumours are rife that Toronto will not be in a position to come up if they finish first.


I hope you're wrong, Super league needs Toronto. After all,expansion needs to be proved a good or a bad idea. I also wish all the teams in the relegation battle, the best of luck.
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spegs wrote:
Very interesting scenario...especially seeing Hull KR drop back into the mire. However, rumours are rife that Toronto will not be in a position to come up if they finish first.

Makes you wonder about that Million Pound Game last season...

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spegs wrote:
Very interesting scenario...especially seeing Hull KR drop back into the mire. However, rumours are rife that Toronto will not be in a position to come up if they finish first.


Although I'd be happy for Toulouse, York or Leigh to make it into SL (instead of Toronto), IF Toronto were to have serious financial issues or actually fold, this would bring yet more negative press for the game.

It would be interesting to know where we are up to with the next Sky deal and whether they actually want Toronto in the top flight for viewing figures / advertising revenue etc.
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Cokey wrote:
I hope you're wrong, Super league needs Toronto. After all,expansion needs to be proved a good or a bad idea. I also wish all the teams in the relegation battle, the best of luck.

Well said Cokey, It's good to have a bit of perspective on the game, oh and if they don't make it, it would be nice to see Leigh back in it.
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Between London and Robins now after the weekends results

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Huddersfield or Leeds I think

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hooligan27 wrote:
Huddersfield or Leeds I think



Whilst we're (Leeds) not by any means out of it, our points difference is like an extra point, Leeds could still lose all the remaining games and to go down it would mean every team below them on 18 points to get 2 wins from 3 plus Wakey to get one. That's not impossible of course but I'd say unlikely however I am by no means thinking we're safe.
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