Top six play-offs
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After a top five play-off system was used, a play-off structure involving the top six teams was used to determine the winners of the Super League competition in British rugby league from 2002 through 2008.
Apart from the Grand Final, all matches were staged at the home ground of the team placed higher in the final league table. A similar system was used by the Australian National Soccer League. The A-League uses the same system to determine its champions, but with a subtle difference outlined below.
From week two on the Top Six play-offs system reflects exactly the Page playoff system.
How it worked
- Elimination Semi-final A: 3rd vs 6th
- Elimination Semi-final B: 4th vs 5th
- Qualification Match: 1st vs 2nd
- Elimination Final: Winners of Elimination Semi-final A vs Winners of Elimination Semi-final B
- Final Qualifier: Losers of Qualification Match vs Winners of Elimination Final
- Grand Final: Winners of Qualification Match vs Winners of Final Qualifier
The A-League system
- Semi-final A: 3rd vs 6th (elimination match)
- Semi-final B: 4th vs 5th (elimination match)
- Preliminary Final A: Highest-Ranked Semi-Final Winner vs 2nd
- Preliminary Final B: Lowest Ranked Semi-Final Winner vs 1st
- Grand Final: Winners of Preliminary Final A D vs Winners of Preliminary Final B