Now the battle for those all-important Super League places are well and truly underway as the controversial Qualifiers are set to begin.
Only half the clubs can survive and make Super League as we know so find out below who will start the better as the route to survival begins!
Widnes Vikings Vs Warrington Wolves
First up is a battle between the Cheshire boys as Widnes Vikings host Warrington Wolves.
How the mighty have fallen right?! Two top eight clubs last season, one a serious contender for all the honours but now both must battle to survive relegation in the blink of an eye.
All happening at the Vikings as Chris Bridge, Danny Craven, Rhys Hanbury, Chris Houston, Lloyd White, Manase Manuokafoa and Jack Buchanan return, but Rangi Chase misses out and will for quite some time most probably.
The Wolves though lose Ben Currie to injury, but Chris Hill returns, as does Dom Crosby.
A very difficult one as the Wolves have their casualties whereas Widnes have gained a load of experienced personnel back and also have the home advantage.
At home, Widnes have been difficult to contend with, despite finish rock bottom and here will be no different.
White, alongside Joe Mellor, will be crucial for Widnes then of course there’s Rhys Hanbury to complete a combination of pivots.
All of whom can cause the Wolves problems with their handling and kicking games, plus White’s speed from the rook.
Then of course having a selection of forwards back will help with their ‘go forward’ throughout.
Warrington can capable of matching quite easily though; Kevin Brown returning could be crucial, who could forget his hat-trick against Widnes in the Challenge Cup tie?
Then there’s Hill and Daryl Clark up front, the latter’s battle against White at acting half will be interesting, and with respect, arguably the pick of the battle of players in the squad.
However, in spite of initially tipping the Wolves to top these Qualifiers, they may struggle here and fall short.
Missing Kurt Gidley will impact them severely, and they still lack some experience in their forward pack that could see the maturity of their young forwards really put to the test.
But being on the road and new to such pressure, the Wolves will probably come unstuck as a result.
A close, hard fought derby clash is on the cards but one Widnes will gain sweet revenge after three defeats to the Wolves this season.