Super League: How do the play-offs work?

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane
Shaun Wane's side won the Grand Final in his last game as Wigan coach - who will follow him as a champion in 2019?

After 29 regular-season matches, five clubs are still in the hunt to be crowned Super League champions in 2019.

Gone are the Super 8s and two semi-finals to decide which two teams will reach the Grand Final.

Instead, a four-week, five-team play-off system will determine the sides that will contest the Old Trafford showpiece on Saturday, 12 October.

Week one (19-20 September)

Eliminator one: Warrington Wolves (4th) 12-14 Castleford Tigers (5th) - Warrington eliminated

Qualifying final: Wigan Warriors (2nd) 18-12 Salford Red Devils (3rd)

Week two (26-27 September)

Eliminator two: Salford Red Devils 22-0 Castleford Tigers - Castleford eliminated

Semi-final one: St Helens 40-10 Wigan Warriors - St Helens progresses to Grand Final

Week three (4 October)

Semi-final two: Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils - winner progresses to Grand Final, loser is eliminated

Week four (12 October)

Grand Final: St Helens v Semi-final two winner

BBC Sport will be providing live text and radio coverage of every game in the Super League play-offs, including the Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday, 12 October.

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