Super League permutations for relegation and play-off places

James Gordon

It’s the final round of the Super League regular season and every game has something riding on it at either end of the table.

The fixtures are:

Wigan v Castleford (Thurs)

Huddersfield v Catalans

Hull v St Helens

Leeds v Warrington

Salford v Hull KR

Wakefield v London

The current standings:

St Helens 50 (+505)

Wigan 34 (+142)

Warrington 32 (+198)

Salford 32 (+185)

Castleford 30 (+106)

Hull 30 (-107)

Catalans 26 (-190)

Leeds 22 (-16)

Wakefield 20 (-124)

Huddersfield 20 (-207)

Hull KR 20 (-219)

London 20 (-273)


Wigan can guarantee second place by avoiding defeat against Castleford.

If they lose, Warrington or Salford can jump to second with a win – the Red Devils currently are 13 points difference between the Wolves so if both win, they would need to win by more than 13 points to leapfrog Steve Price’s side.

Due to Hull’s vastly inferior points difference, Warrington and Salford are guaranteed play-off places even if they lose. A Castleford win would secure their play-off place.

If Castleford lose, Hull would need to avoid defeat to St Helens to reach the play-offs.


Only two teams cannot change position on the final round – St Helens (1st) and Catalans (7th).


London are relegated if they lose, unless Hull KR lose by 54 points more than them or Huddersfield lose by 67 points more than them.

If London win, then Wakefield will need Huddersfield or Hull KR to lose to avoid relegation.

Huddersfield and Hull KR know a win will guarantee survival.

A draw between London and Wakefield would keep them both up, as long as one of Huddersfield or Hull KR lose.