10th April 2017
Warrington Wolves were crowned champions after a hard-fought win over title rivals NEM Hawks.
Wolves, having played a match less than second-place Hawks, went into the match knowing victory would put them out-of-reach of their fellow north-west side. Warrington led 19-14 at half time in the match at Oldham. The two sides could not be split in the second half as Wolves advantage finished at five goals with the score at 37-32.
Wolves Head Coach Bill Baillie said: “This season we set out to be competitive and we quickly realised that this squad had developed following there cup final win last May. It was a great battle with Hawks and we are pleased to see their development after two years in the Super-8.
"We are pleased to have secured the win with two games to go but now our focus switches to the defence of the cup where are going for our fifth win in six years.”
Nottingham claimed their third win of the season, beating out-of-form West London Eagles 32-24 at Sporthouse. The result extended Eagles losing streak to six matches.
Cambridge moved above Olympia into third with a 32-24 win over the London side at the Copper Box. The result saw Olympia’s six-match unbeaten run come to an-end, while Cambridge have not lost in four matches.
Coventry Sharks lost 24-29 at home to London GD. The result means, with one match remaining Sharks are destined to finish bottom. Defending champions GD sit in fifth but have a match in hand over the teams around them.