Rugby League Power Rankings: Oldham Leads, Doncaster and Featherstone Shine

Rugby League Power Rankings: Oldham Soar to the Top as Doncaster, Featherstone Impress

In our latest weekly Rugby League Power Rankings, Oldham have risen to the summit as the only unbeaten side in League 1, while Doncaster and Featherstone make their debuts in the top 10.

The 35 clubs across Super League, the Championship, and League 1 are all considered, with the rankings solely based on on-field performance rather than external factors.

This week’s top 10 reflects the action from the opening 11 rounds of Super League, the Challenge Cup semi-finals, and the ongoing Championship and League 1 campaigns.

10. Doncaster (NEW)

The newly-promoted Dons have won three of their last four Championship matches, including a 26-0 victory over Batley Bulldogs. Sitting level on points with the play-off spots, Doncaster’s strong form earns them a debut appearance in the Power Rankings.

9. St Helens (DOWN 1)

Despite being inactive over the weekend, Saints retain their spot in the top 10. Level on 16 points at the Super League summit, Paul Wellens’ side have won three of their last four games, including a dominant 60-4 triumph away at Castleford.

8. Keighley Cougars (DOWN 1)

Following an initial six-game winning streak in League 1, Keighley suffered a defeat to Hunslet before bouncing back with a 30-10 victory over North Wales Crusaders. Their hard-fought performance sees them drop one place in the rankings.

7. Widnes Vikings (DOWN 2)

The Championship high-flyers Widnes drew 28-28 at home against Whitehaven, causing them to slip a couple of places in the Power Rankings. However, the Vikings remain second in the table, just three points behind leaders Wakefield Trinity.

6. Sheffield Eagles (DOWN 2)

After booking their spot at Wembley in the Challenge Cup, the Eagles suffered a 28-10 defeat to Bradford Bulls, resulting in a two-place drop in the rankings. Despite the setback, Sheffield are still third in the Championship standings.

5. Featherstone Rovers (NEW)

James Ford’s Featherstone side have been overlooked until now, but five consecutive wins, including a comfortable 46-12 triumph over Dewsbury Rams, have earned them a debut appearance in the top 10.

4. Warrington Wolves (UP 2)

Sam Burgess’ Warrington have enjoyed an impressive start to the season, most recently booking a trip to Wembley with a dominant 46-10 victory over Huddersfield Giants in the Challenge Cup semi-finals. They rise two places in the rankings.

3. Wakefield Trinity (DOWN 2)

Despite maintaining their 100% Championship record, Wakefield’s 46-22 win over Swinton Lions was not as convincing as their previous performances, resulting in a two-place drop in the Power Rankings.

2. Wigan Warriors (UP 1)

Wigan’s impressive 38-6 victory over Hull KR in the Challenge Cup semi-finals sees them climb one spot in the rankings, as they continue their pursuit of the quadruple.

1. Oldham (UP 1)

Sean Long’s Roughyeds remain the only team with a perfect record in League 1, following their 42-0 demolition of Cornwall. Oldham’s impressive form sees them rise to the top of the Power Rankings.

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