The Play-Off Series

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The Play-Off Series

  • The Super League Play-Off series will begin on September 18th 2014
  • The clubs finishing in the Top 8 places at the end of the 27 rounds of the regular season will participate in the play-offs
  • Clubcall: The winning team from Week 1 with the highest league placing at the end of the regular season will select their semi-final opponents from the two lowest ranked winners in Week 2
  • The winners of the Grand Final are crowned Super League Champions 2014
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WEEK 1

Four matches take place in Week 1, effectively in two pools: the qualifying play-offs and the Elimination Play-offs

Qualifying Play-Offs

These matches involve the teams who finish in the Top 4. The matches will be:

  • 1st v 4th
  • 2nd v 3rd

The winners of these two games progress directly to Week 3 with the highest ranked club having Clubcall. The losers from the two matches will have another chance in Week 2, when they will be at home to the winners of the Week 1 Elimination Play-Offs.

Elimination Play-Offs

These matches involve the teams who finish fifth to eighth in the table. The matches will be:

  • 5th v 8th
  • 6th v 7th

The winners of both these matches will progress to Week 2. The losers are eliminated.

WEEK 2

There are two matches in Week 2, the Preliminary Semi-Finals.

Preliminary Semi-final 1

Highest ranked Qualifying Play-Off Losing team (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th) v Lowest-ranked Elimination Play-off winning team (5th,6th,7th or 8th)

  • Winners to Clubcall and Week 3
  • Losers eliminated

Preliminary Semi-Final 2

Lowest ranked Qualifying Play-Off Losing team (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th) v Highest-ranked Elimination Play-off winning team (5th,6th,7th or 8th)

  • Winners to Clubcall and Week 3
  • Losers eliminated

WEEK 3

Two matches again, losers are eliminated from each match, winners go through to contest the Grand Final

Qualifying Semi-Final 1

  • Highest ranked QPO Winner v ClubCall selected team

Qualifying Semi-Final 2

  • Second ranked QPO Winner v Club not selected for ClubCall

WEEK 4

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Super League Grand Final

  • Winner of each of the Qualifying Semi-Finals from Week 3

Club Call

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ClubCall will take place after the end of Week 2 matches and will be hosted by the highest-ranked winning club from Week 1.

  • Host club will select who they play in Week 3 and can only select from the winners of the two preliminary Semi-Finals (Week 2) - they cannot choose the other Qualifying Play-Offs winner
  • The highest ranked club from the Qualifying play-offs (Week 1) must choose their opponents - they cannot decide to cede the responsibility to the other Qualifying Play-Off winner.
  • The team with ClubCall and the other Qualifying Play-Off winners from Week 1 are guaranteed home advantage for Week 3.