WARRINGTON Wolves' play-off route has become slightly clearer tonight, but second place is now mathematically out of their reach.

Wigan Warriors' 26-8 victory over Castleford Tigers means they will finish in the runners-up position, meaning they will have a home tie in next week's qualifying play-off.

The Wire can now finish either third or fourth, with both positions promising different routes to Old Trafford.

A win at Leeds Rhinos tomorrow could secure third place and a trip to the DW Stadium next week.

However, defeat at Headingley would open the door for fourth-place Salford Red Devils to overtake them with a win or draw against relegation-threatened Hull KR.

If Wire and Salford both win, third place will be decided by points difference - with Steve Price's side currently having a +13 advantage.

If Warrington finish fourth, they will face either Castleford or Hull FC at The Halliwell Jones Stadium in an elimination fixture.

> Here is how the play-off format works