|Betfred Championship 2019|
|Duration||27 rounds + play-offs|
|Highest attendance||9,974 |
|Lowest attendance||337 |
|Attendance||428,570; as of round 26 (1 September 2019)|
|Broadcast partners||Sky Sports|
|League Leaders' Shield|
|Biggest home win|
|Biggest away win|
|Promotion and relegation|
|Promoted from RFL Championship |
|Relegated to League 1|
The 2019 Rugby Football League Championship was a rugby league football competition played primarily in England but including teams from Canada and France. It is the second tier of the three tiers of professional rugby league in England, below Super League and above League 1. Following rule changes agreed at the end of the 2018 season, the Super 8's format has been abandoned and the Championship will feature a play-off system leading to promotion to Super League for one club while results during the regular season will lead to relegation to League 1 for two teams.
The 2019 Championship comprised 14 teams, which all played one another twice in the regular season, once at home and once away, totalling 26 games. The 2019 season also featured the "Summer Bash Weekend" for a fifth time so the regular season comprised 27 games for each team.
The Championship Grand Final was won by Toronto Wolfpack, who by beating Featherstone Rovers 24–6 also won promotion to Super League for the first time in the club's history, ahead of 2020 season. Toronto also won the RFL Championship Leaders' Shield, after finishing top of the league and completing a 100% home record, and only losing 1 game all season.
Betfred remain the sponsors of the Championship. The season started on 3 February 2019.
The Championship is made up of 14 teams, 11 of whom featured in the 2018 Championship; one, Widnes Vikings, who were relegated from Super League; and two, Bradford Bulls and York City Knights, who won promotion from League 1 in 2018.
|The JF Hornby Stadium||7,600||Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria|
|Fox's Biscuits Stadium||7,500||Batley, West Yorkshire|
|Odsal Stadium||27,500||Bradford, West Yorkshire|
|Tetley's Stadium||5,800||Dewsbury, West Yorkshire|
|LD Nutrition Stadium||8,000||Featherstone, West Yorkshire|
|The MBi Shay||14,000||Halifax, West Yorkshire|
|Leigh Sports Village||12,000||Leigh, Greater Manchester|
|Crown Oil Arena||10,249||Rochdale, Greater Manchester|
|Sheffield Olympic Legacy Stadium||2,500||Sheffield, South Yorkshire|
|Heywood Road||3,387||Sale, Greater Manchester|
|Lamport Stadium||9,600||Toronto, Canada|
|Stade Ernest-Argelès||4,000||Toulouse, France|
|Halton Stadium||13,350||Widnes, Cheshire|
|Bootham Crescent||8,256||York, North Yorkshire|
Main article: 2019 RFL Championship season results
Final standings at the end of regular season on 8 September 2019
|2||27||20||0||7||877||446||+431||40||Play-off qualifying final|
|4||27||18||0||9||792||558||+234||36||Play-off elimination final|
|13||27||5||1||21||479||861||−382||11||Relegated to League 1|
At the end of the 27 game regular season, the top five teams enter a four-round play-off. The winners of the play-off final will earn promotion to Super League for 2020.
|Qualifying play-off||Qualifying semi-final||Preliminary final||Play-off final|
The end of season awards ceremony was held on 24 September 2019 when the following awards were made: