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Re: 2017/18 Premiership Rugby A League fixtures confirmed
Posted by: Fearless Fred
Date: 15/07/2017 07:35
And I thought that Super Rugby's conferences and Rugby League with it's "Super 8's" were complicated!

Having re-read this, there's a distinct mis-match in the number of games teams play, depending on whether you're in the North or South group. If you're in the North, you play home & away against the 7 other teams in your group, so 14 games. In the South, you play home OR away against the other 6 teams (6 games) and then the top 5 play home or away again, making 10 games in total (or 7 if you finish 6th or 7th). Now, you could say it's better to be in the South as you've got less games needed to reach the play-offs, or you could say it means the North teams have more game-time as a team which benefits them. Plus, using A-league games to give game time to players returning from injury is common, so there's more chance of doing that for teams in the North conference.

It just seems it's lop-sided, and could have been organised better!

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