Three rounds to go in Betfred Super League and so much still on the line
London Broncos win at Catalans Dragons on Saturday has set up a tense final three games of the season with five teams battling to avoid finishing bottom of the Betfred Super League, here we take a look at the remaining games for all five.
This weekend sees the Betfred Super League take a break as all eyes are on the Coral Challenge Cup Final at Wembley it builds the tension for the return of the Betfred Super League in a fortnight.
The Rhinos face a huge game at London Broncos in their next outing as they face Danny Ward’s side at the Trailfinders Sports Ground on Sunday 1st September. A win for the Rhinos would all but guarantee Super League rugby for next season given Leeds’ superior points difference over the Broncos however London have already defeated the Rhinos once this season at Emerald Headingley and pushed Richard Agar’s side close at the Dacia Magic Weekend.
After hosting Leeds in their final home game, Danny Ward’s side travel to Hull KR before finishing their campaign at the Mobile Rocket Stadium against Wakefield.
With relegation returning this year, the previous highest total of points that still resulted in relegation was Castleford in 2006 when they finished eleventh on 19 points but were relegated as Catalans were exempt from relegation in last spot. The highest points tally in modern times that still resulted in relegation was the 23 points accrued by Barrow back in the 1982-83 season when four teams were relegated.
Huddersfield hold the record for most points gained by a team finishing bottom of the table when they gained 20 points in the 1903-04 season playing 34 games.
Points difference could prove crucial with the last time relegation was decided by points difference coming in 2012 when Castleford survived by 156 points from Widnes Vikings.
Make sure you are there to give the Rhinos team for our next crucial game at London Broncos. The game is now confirmed to be played on Sunday 1st September and will not be shown on Sky Sports so the only way to see all the action is to make sure you are there.
Book your tickets and travel now at tickets.therhinos.co.uk or call 0371 4231315
The run in
- Thurs 29 Aug: Salford v Warrington
- Fri 30 Aug: St Helens v Castleford, Hull FC v Huddersfield
- Sat 31 Aug: Catalans v Hull KR
- Sun 1 Sept: London Broncos v Leeds, Wakefield v Wigan
- Fri 6 Sept: Leeds v Salford, St Helens v Huddersfield, Warrington v Wakefield, Wigan v Catalans
- Sun 8 Sept: Hull KR v London Broncos, Castleford v Hull FC
- Fri 13 Sept: Huddersfield v Catalans, Leeds v Warrington, Hull FC v St Helens, Wigan v Castleford
- Sun 15 Sept: Wakefield v London Broncos, Salford v Hull KR