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The part-time players in the Championship will need to keep their passports handy next year – and that’s before more clubs arrive from across the Atlantic
On Saturday evening we will know whether Catalans Dragons or Leigh Centurions will be playing in the Championship next season. The losers of the Million Pound Game (that name – eurgh!) will go down and the odds are on a spineless Dragons team failing to play to their potential at a hostile Leigh Sports Village. That will be a great shame for Catalans and French rugby as a whole, but there are positives amid the gloom. It would mean two derbies with Toulouse Olympique and both clubs would be expected to challenge Toronto Wolfpack and London Broncos for promotion.
And that, in a nutshell, is the other problem. Part-time clubs in the Championship will have to travel to all four of those exciting destinations, flung far from the M62. Throw in either Barrow or Whitehaven – who meet in the League 1 play-off final on Sunday – and the financial impact on clubs such as Swinton, Batley, Sheffield, Featherstone is considerable. But they better get used to it, as there could soon be away trips to the USA and Ireland on the schedule, too.
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With one round of Super 8s fixtures remaining, four clubs – Hull FC, St Helens, Wigan and Wakefield – are fighting for two spots in the play-offs
Anyone still think the Super 8s are a dumb idea? As we enter the 30th and final week of the irregular season, it could hardly be any tighter. Third-placed Hull FC are just two points clear of Wigan in fifth, with Wakefield another point behind. St Helens should do their bit by winning at Salford on Thursday and their handsome points difference would secure them a play-off place regardless of whether Hull win at Castleford on Friday or Wigan win at Wakefield on Saturday.
If Saints slip up, Wakefield are suddenly back in the picture, making Saturday afternoon’s clash a win-or-bust for both them and Wigan. If Salford, Cas and Wakefield all win, third to seventh would be separated by three points after 30 games. That is astonishing. It would also mean Wakefield snatching the fourth semi-final berth and Saints and Wigan both wondering what on earth just happened.
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