After a season propping up the Premier Division, Newcastle Warriors have made it to the championship play-offs at the expense of Milton Keynes Kings, writes Steve Pinder.
The two sides met midweek with Warriors winning 13-4, but over the weekend Kings lost twice while Warriors beat Slough Jets 7-3. That sees Kings and Jets continue their season in the play-offs against the top six of the First Division, with the two group winners achieving or maintaining Premier status.
Basingstoke Bison frightened both weekend visitors. Durham Wasps scraped home 4-3, while Nottingham Panthers won 5-4. The two are drawn together in Group A of the play-offs.