By Brian Lowe, Date: 1/8/12

The American National Rugby League’s Atlantic Conference playoff series is set and it all gets started this coming weekend.

The #1 ranked New York Knights have earned a bye for the first round of the postseason by finishing the regular season at the top of the standings. The 2011 champions will also get home field advantage.


The #2 Pennsylvania Bulls and #3 Connecticut Wildcats will host this weekend’s qualifying finals after finishing in the top half of the draw, while the #4 Bucks County Sharks and #5 Northern Raiders will be on the road.

The #6 Northern Virginia Eagles did not qualify for the playoffs.

The two winning teams will advance to the semifinals, along with the highest seeded team of the two losing sides.

Qualifying Finals (Saturday, August 4, 2012) PA Bulls v Northern Raiders Connecticut Wildcats v Bucks County Sharks