Cases Somerset Rebels know that a win by seven points or more in this Friday's rearranged home match against Leicester Lions will send them through the Premier League play-off grand final.
Last Friday's group match with the Lions at the Oaktree Arena fell victim to the rain, but the two sides will try again this Friday (7.30pm).
Leicester and Newcastle, the other sides in the three-team group, met each other home and away this weekend, and with them both winning their respective home matches, it means Somerset’s away point at Newcastle last Sunday has gained even more importance.
All three match points from Friday’s home match against Leicester will alleviate the need for the Rebels to take anything from the return fixture against the Lions when the two sides reconvene the following day in the East Midlands.
“There is everything to play for on Friday night,” said Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock.
“To make it doubly exciting, Leicester still have a chance to make it through to the play-off final themselves instead of the Rebels, but all three match points from our match against the Lions on Friday night will ensure that we will finish top of our group irrespective of the outcome of the match at Leicester the following evening.
"But we will be taking nothing for granted as Leicester will also be going all out to be in that championship-deciding final instead of ourselves.
“With the Rebels already through to the League Cup Final, these are exciting times at the Oaktree Arena, and I would urge all Rebels fans to get along on Friday night to support the team as they look to book their place in the championship grand final.”