2007 National League 1

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This article contains information on rugby league played in the UK at semi-professional level in 2007. For general information on the National Leagues, see Rugby League National Leagues. For other leagues in 2007, see Rugby league in 2007.

The league was televised live for the first time following a deal with the broadcaster Sky Sports.[1]

Castleford Tigers were relegated from the Super League in 2006, while Dewsbury Rams and Sheffield Eagles gained promotion from National League Two. York City Knights and Oldham Roughyeds are relegated to National League Two.

National League Three was abolished for the 2007 season and rebranded as the Rugby League Conference National division.

National League One[edit]

Table[edit]

Position Club Played Won Drawn Lost Pts For Pts Agst B.P. Points
1 Castleford Tigers 18 17 0 1 860 247 0 51
2 Widnes Vikings 18 16 0 2 740 220 2 50
3 Halifax 18 12 0 6 616 421 2 38
4 Whitehaven 18 11 0 7 474 342 5 38
5 Leigh Centurions 18 9 0 9 454 474 4 31
6 Sheffield Eagles 18 6 1 11 414 527 4 24
7 Dewsbury Rams 18 5 0 13 346 572 6 19
8 Batley Bulldogs 18 5 1 12 372 645 2 19
9 Rochdale Hornets 18 3 0 15 302 700 1 10
10 Doncaster Lakers* 18 5 0 13 348 778 1 10*
  Team finishing top of the table, earning the League Leaders Shield
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs
  Teams in relegation position
  • Rochdale and Doncaster relegated to National League Two for 2008.
  • Doncaster deducted 6 points due to entering administration.

Playoffs[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

  Elimination play-offs   Qualifying / Elimination semi-finals   Elimination final   Grand Final
                                 
  QSF: September 2007  
1  Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers W  
2  Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings L         GF: 6 October 2007
       Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 42
  EPO1: September 2007     EF: September 2007      Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 10
  3  Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC W        Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings W  
  6  Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles L   ESF: September 2007      Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC L
     Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC W  
EPO2: September 2007      Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC L
  4  Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC W  
  5  Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions L
   
Key:         Losing team progressing     Winning team progressing

Week One.

  • Whitehaven (H) beat Leigh (A) (Whitehaven through to week two, Leigh are eliminated).
  • Halifax (H) beat Sheffield (A) (Halifax through to week two, Sheffield are eliminated).

Week Two.

  • Castleford (H) beat Widnes (A) (Castleford through to the Grand Final in week four, Widnes play in week three).
  • Halifax (A) beat Whitehaven (H) (Halifax will play Widnes in week three's semi final, Whitehaven are eliminated).

Week Three.

  • Widnes (H) beat Halifax (A) (Widnes are through to the Grand Final in week four, Halifax are eliminated).

Week 4.

  • Castleford Tigers 42 - 10 Widnes Vikings. Match played at neutral venue Headingley Stadium.

Castleford Tigers win promotion to the Super League 2008.

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