The losers of the Million Pound Game together with the teams finishing sixth, seventh and eighth in the Qualifiers will play in the Rugby League Championship. The clubs finishing fifth and below in the regular season play for the Championship Shield. Points earned during the regular season are carried forward and after seven more games the top two clubs play in the shield final. Prior to the start of the season it was announced that the two clubs at the bottom of the table will be relegated to the League 1 for , however following an emergency general meeting of the RFL on 13 September the Championship and League 1 clubs agreed that for the number of clubs in the Championship would be increased from 12 to To achieve this the team finishing 11th will not be relegated and the team finishing bottom will play-off against the League 1 team that loses the League 1 promotion final [a] to decide which team will play in the Championship for From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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George Illawarra Dragons Wests Tigers. Townsville Blackhawks Dally M Awards. Retrieved from " https: Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 16 September , at Following the regular season, the teams finishing first is promoted to the Championship while the teams finishing second to fifth qualify for the play offs.
The team finishing second hosts the team finishing fifth, while the team finishing third hosts the team finishing fourth. The winners play in the Playoff Final which is hosted by the highest ranked team. The winner is promoted to the Championship. All rugby league matches are governed by the laws set out by the RFL; these laws are enforced by match officials. League 1 has had four different sponsors four times since Betfred are the current title sponsors.
The current RFL policy is to add expansion teams to the professional structure via entry to League 1. In , the RFL invited expressions of interest for four additional British teams to join the competition starting in In it was announced that Toulouse Olympique , after talks with the RFL , had accepted the proposal to rejoin the English league structure in League 1 for the season, airing their aims for promotion in their maiden League 1 season in a bid to eventually achieve Super League status.
In , it was announced that Toronto Wolfpack would be joining the league from the season, becoming the first team to compete in the RFL structure from outside of the UK or France. In October it was announced that Gloucestershire All Golds and Oxford will merge and relocate the new club to Bristol. The new Bristol side will join the league for the season.
League 1 games in the past have been televised rarely and sporadically. Matches were previously broadcast in the UK on Premier Sports and infrequently on Sky Sports , however as of the competition does not receive television coverage. The newest member of the league, Toronto Wolfpack , has announced before the season that all of their games will be shown live on Canadian channel GameTV ,  as well as digitally on CBC Sports.
Regional radio stations, including BBC Local Radio and local commercial stations, provide coverage of the League 1 clubs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. League 1 Current season or competition: British rugby league expansion. Retrieved 26 April Retrieved 29 August Retrieved 19 September Midlands amateur side targeted as semi-pro club". Retrieved 22 September Retrieved 24 August Retrieved 26 October Retrieved 1 March Hemel Stags Hunslet R.
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