How the Super League table will look if Toronto’s results are expunged

Toronto’s withdrawal from Super League would have caused even more of a headache had they not lost all six of their games so far.

As it is, whether their results are expunged from the record entirely or whether their remaining opponents are simply given two points won’t make too much of a difference with the exception of points difference – which may prove to be the biggest argument for removing their results altogether.

The Wolfpack were hammered 66-12 by Leeds in what turned out to be their final Super League game, and also had a 32 point hiding at the hands of St Helens.

They fared a little better against Wigan (losing by 22), Castleford (18), Warrington (10) and Salford (eight).

Here’s how the current Super League table would look if their records are removed completely:

POS WAS P W L D PD PTS
1 1 Wigan 6 4 2 0 58 8
2 2 Castleford 6 4 2 0 36 8
3 5 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 10 8
4 3 Leeds 4 3 1 0 66 6
5 7 Catalans 4 3 1 0 19 6
6 4 Warrington 6 3 3 0 2 6
7 8 Hull 7 3 4 0 -31 6
8 6 St Helens 5 2 3 0 19 4
9 9 Wakefield 5 2 3 0 -16 4
10 10 Salford 6 1 5 0 -78 2
11 11 Hull KR 6 1 5 0 -85 2

Scrapping Toronto’s results wouldn’t change the top two or the bottom three ahead of the restart, but it would see Huddersfield leap up to third, above Leeds and Warrington.

The Wolves would fall to sixth and champions St Helens would be down to 8th.

Catalans, Huddersfield, Hull, Hull KR and Wakefield were all scheduled to play Toronto twice in the remaining rounds.

If a walkover 24-0 win was given to all of Toronto’s 16 opponents from now until the rest of the season, here is the impact it would have on the table:

POS WAS P W L D PD PTS
1 1 Wigan 8 6 2 0 104 12
2 2 Castleford 8 6 2 0 78 12
3 5 Huddersfield 7 6 1 0 58 12
4 3 Leeds 6 5 1 0 144 10
5 7 Catalans 6 5 1 0 67 10
6 4 Warrington 8 5 3 0 36 10
7 8 Hull FC 9 5 4 0 17 10
8 6 St Helens 7 4 3 0 75 8
9 9 Wakefield 7 4 3 0 32 8
10 10 Salford 8 3 5 0 46 6
11 11 Hull KR 8 3 5 0 -37 6
12 12 Toronto 22 0 6 0 -528 0

Of course, it makes no difference to the change in placings as per the expunged calculation, but may have an impact on points difference further down the line.

Should Super League simply expunge Toronto’s records from 2020? Have your say in the comments below.

8 Comments

  1. Championship sold down the river by super league and the Rfl even if the league had started in October crowds would have been there to bring revenue in Instead we now have a super league club that will not play the rest of the season and may no longer exist next year they have spent big and what is being said that players have not been paid and have been told find another club what a disgrace to our great game The decision should be made now revoke there license

  2. I think there should be fine and go back in the championship and the team at the top of the championship should go up to the super league what a mess the super league is in

  3. Bring back Bradford Bulls and Widnes Vikings keep the super league English Catalan dragons should be expunged next

  4. Remember what they did to Bradford,same rules should apply with Toronto,will the rfl compensate championship and lower clubs for even more loss of revenue.

  5. Surely rugby league should be controlled by one governing body who know what they are doing ,the game needs growing first from grass roots junior rugby ,elstone and rimmer are a joke combine their salaries and give it to junior rugby and stop this fantasy island stuff Toronto,New York Ottawa Spain come on get a grip the game is deteriorating fast and it’s sad to watch this happen to our great sport.

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