Following on from our predicted Super League table, we have done the same for the Championship and it makes for interesting reading.
Much like the top-flight, the second division of English rugby league has seen many postponed games because of the weather and now the coronavirus epidemic.
So while we sit through the current season suspension, here is what we think the Championship table would like now if every game had been played.
Here is how the real-life Championship table looks:
Predicted results of postponed/suspended fixtures:
Featherstone 30-22 Halifax: Two fierce Championship rivals play out a thrilling contest, however the ‘flat cappers’ withstand late Fax pressure to secure the competition points.
Swinton 26-20 Dewsbury: Heywood Road has become a fortress for the Lions and they are able to edge out a plucky Dewsbury side in an end-to-end contest.
Swinton 12-36 Leigh: After going in level at the half-time, Leigh’s superior fitness and energy reserve helps them pull away in the second period to maintain their perfect start.
York 22-20 Bradford: Another classic between these two as York grab victory for the jaws of defeat to get off the mark for the season.
Leigh 46-6 Oldham: Newly-promoted Oldham are put to the sword by one of the title favourites as John Duffy’s side keep their foot on the gas in the early stages of the season.
Dewsbury 16-28 Toulouse: Against a much-improved Dewsbury team, Toulouse show their promotion credentials as they produce two moments of quality in the final stages to outlast the West Yorkshire side.
Halifax 18-16 London: Inconsistent Halifax show they can match it with the big boys as they rediscover their Challenge Cup form of 2019 to steal a late win against London at the Shay.
Sheffield 18-20 Widnes: It has been a tough start to the season for Sheffield and their bad luck continues as Widnes hold on to continue their improvement under Tim Sheens.
Swinton 22-28 Bradford: On a weekend of close games in the division, Bradford get a valuable win in a physical contest against Swinton with Rowan Milnes’ boot proving to be the difference.
Whitehaven 16-22 Batley: Cumbrian outfit Whitehaven are presented with a huge chance to get off the mark for the season against fellow struggles Batley, but they agonisingly fall a score short.
York 12-26 Featherstone: Impressive in the league so far, Featherstone take control against York as Dane Chisholm shows his class by scoring 14 of his team’s 26 points in a comfortable victory.
So with all the above results factored in, we have calculated what the Championship table might have looked like today.
Predicted Championship table (all results above factored in):