Super League 2015: Tournament Preview

The Super League is England’s premier Rugby League competition, comprising teams from England as well as the Catalan Dragons from France. The competition has been known as the Super League since 1996, when it also switched from a winter to summer season.

logoThis season will see a reduction in the number of teams from 14 to 12, while the play-offs will also now only be contested by the top four, rather than the previous, slightly ridiculous system that saw anyone in the top eight get a shot at the title.

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Last Season

St Helens finished top of the regular season table and then breezed through the play-offs, eventually beating Wigan 14-6 in the grand final.

Team Points
1 St Helens 38
2 Wigan Warriors 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 37
4 Castleford Tigers 36
5 Warrington Wolves 36
6 Leeds Rhinos 32
7 Catalan Dragons 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27
9 Hull KR 23
10 Salford Red Devils 23
11 Hull FC 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 21
13 Bradford Bulls 10
14 London Broncos 2
Year Winner
2014 St Helens
2013 Wigan Warriors
2012 Leeds Rhinos
2011 Leeds Rhinos
2010 Wigan Warriors
2009 Leeds Rhinos

First round fixtures

Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors
THU 5 FEB 20:00 (LOCAL) Select Security Stadium, Widnes
St Helens v Catalan Dragons
FRI 6 FEB 20:00 (LOCAL) Langtree Park, St Helens
Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils
SAT 7 FEB 15:00 (LOCAL) The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC
SUN 8 FEB 15:00 (LOCAL) The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos
SUN 8 FEB 15:00 (LOCAL) Craven Park , Hull
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Wildcats
SUN 8 FEB 15:30 (LOCAL) Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford

So who will be crowned champions this year? Here are the bookies’ odds, according to Oddschecker:

Wigan Warriors: 3/1
St Helens: 7/2
Warrington: 5/1
Leeds: 6/1
Catalan Dragons: 12/1
Huddersfield: 16/1

Good luck with your picks this season!

One thought on “Super League 2015: Tournament Preview

  1. Good to see the Super League start for 2015. I’ve always enjoyed the game on the other side of the world.

    Unfortunately one thing still remains in regards to the refereeing – it’s still shit.

    How is it that the clown who controlled (and I use the term loosely) is at the level of the premier rugby league competition in the Northern Hemisphere. The adjudicating in the Wigan -v- Widnes game was below that of schoolboy refereeing in Australia and New Zealand.

    Inconsistent calls, players from one side holding players down in the tackle for 3-5 seconds longer, a red card for a yellow card incident, a yellow card for a red card one and Tomkins remaining on the field after attacking another player.

    It’s little wonder that quality players are travelling to the NRL or union when this sort of stuff is happening. I can only hope that it gets better during the season.