Whitehaven will go for the jugular when they get to grips with Coventry Bears on Sunday in the final home game of the regular season.

The final play-off place could be down to scoring differential, especially if Friday’s EGM votes to extend the play-off positions and promote a third club to the Championship.

If that happens, it looks a contest between Whitehaven and Hunslet as to which order they finish in sixth and seventh.

Chairman Tommy Todd said: "I honestly don’t know which way the vote is going to go at Dewsbury on Friday.

“I do know there is a meeting between the Championship and League One clubs afterwards so it could be a long day.

“Obviously, we have a better chance of making the play-offs if the sixth club in the final table is included.

“That’s why we will be doing our best to chalk-up a good few more points on Sunday.

“Certainly Sunday’s 46-10 win over Hunslet did our cause a bit of good. We now have a slightly better scoring differential than them.”

In fact, it’s a very narrow advantage with Whitehaven on plus 187 and Hunslet on plus 185.

But if results go to form at the weekend, Whitehaven could even be in a top five play-off slot with Oldham back in seventh place.

Coach Carl Forster is trying to keep his players focused on Sunday’s game, without even a glance at what lies ahead in the final game at York.

He said: "We can only keep going and keep winning.

"That’s been our aim, and although we do have to rely on other results going our way, we just want to win the games that are left.

"There’s nothing we can do about the EGM either.

"We started the season aiming to finish in the top five and make the play-offs, so to that degree our aims haven’t changed.

"If we stick to our game plan, as we did on Sunday, then we will be fine against the Bears.

"Winning the game is what it’s all about and a few more points on the scoreboard will be a bonus."