The current league table standings (top 8) are as follows;|
The following is my prediction of how the sides will fare in their remaining three matches;
Warriors v. Giants (loss), Hull KR (Win), Bulls (win) - finishing on 44 points and crowned Minor Premiers.
Wolves v. Wildcats (win), Hull FC (win), Harlequins (win) - finishing on 40 points.
Saints v. Bulls (win), Crusaders (loss), Tigers (win) - finishing on 38 points.
Hull FC v. Crusaders (win), Wolves (loss), Rhinos (loss) - finishing on 32 points.
Rhinos v. Tigers (win), Dragons (win), Hull FC (win) - finishing on 35 points.
Giants v. Warriors (loss), Salford (win), Dragons (win) - finishing on 31 points.
Hull KR v. Salford (win), Warriors (loss), Crusaders (loss) - finishing on 29 points.
Tigers v. Rhinos (loss), Harlequins (win), Saints (loss) - finishing on 22 points and possibly dropping out of the play-offs.
This would give a final league table of;
For the Rhinos it will all come down to the last game of the season at the KC to see whether we make the fourth spot or whether we go straight into sudden death rugby in fifth. Fourth will see us travel to the JJB but safe in the knowledge that we'd get a second chance. Fifth would see us at home against the eventual eighth placed side but if we win that then we have to likely play Saints for a shot at the semi-final.
Put the date in your diary - Friday 3rd September at the KC Stadium - one not to be missed!