Super League XX

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Super League XX
League Super League
Duration 23 Rounds (Followed by up-to 9 rounds of relevant playoffs)
Teams 12
Highest attendance 40,871 (Magic Weekend Day 1, 30 May)
Lowest attendance

2,712

Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds vs
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats,
15 March
Average attendance 10,019
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
United Kingdom BBC Sport
United Kingdom SLTV
Australia Fox Sports
France beIN Sports
United States Fox Soccer Plus
Europe Sport Klub
2015 season
Champions Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
7th Super League
10th English title
League Leaders Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Runners-up Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
Biggest home win Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 80-0 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Saturday 11 April 2015)
Biggest away win Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 20-58 Castleford colours.svgCastleford Tigers (Sunday 19 July 2015)
Man of Steel Zak Hardaker Rhinoscolours.svg
Top point-scorer(s) Luke Gale Castleford colours.svg (247)
Top try-scorer(s) Jermaine McGillvary Giantscolours.svg (27)
Seasons

The 2015 Super League season, known as the First Utility Super League XX for sponsorship reasons,[1] was the 20th rugby league season since the Super League was introduced in 1996. Twelve teams competed over 23 rounds, including the Magic Weekend, after which the eight highest entered the play-offs for a place in the Grand Final. The four lowest teams entered the Super League Qualifying Play-off, along with the four highest Championship teams, to decide which will play in Super League XXI. The regular season started in February 2015 and culminated with the grand final on 10 October.

Leeds Rhinos became only the 3rd team to complete the treble after defeating Wigan Warriors 22-20 in front of a new record attendance of 73,512 at Old Trafford to win their 7th Super League title.

Teams[edit]

Super League XX is the first year since 2008 in which there is a promotion and relegation with the Championship. Super League has been reduced to 12 teams as part of the re-structuring of Super League and the Championship.[2]

Eleven teams in Super League are from the North of England: five teams, Warrington, St. Helens, Salford, Wigan and Widnes, west of the Pennines in the historic county of Lancashire and six teams, Huddersfield, Wakefield Trinity, Leeds, Castleford, Hull F.C. and Hull Kingston Rovers, to the east in Yorkshire. Catalans Dragons, in Perpignan, France, are the only team outside the North of England. With Bradford Bulls and London Broncos being relegated last season, this leaves St Helens, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos as the only teams to have played in every season of Super League since 1996.

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers (2015 season) The Mend-O-Hose Jungle 11,750 Castleford, West Yorkshire
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons (2015 season) Stade Gilbert Brutus 14,000 Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants (2015 season) John Smith's Stadium 24,544 Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. (2015 season) Kingston Communications Stadium 25,404 Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers (2015 season) KC Lightstream Stadium 12,225 Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos (2015 season) Headingley Carnegie Stadium 22,250 Leeds, West Yorkshire
Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils (2015 season) AJ Bell Stadium 12,000 Salford, Greater Manchester
Saintscolours.svg St Helens R.F.C. (2015 season) Langtree Park 18,000 St. Helens, Merseyside
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (2015 season) Rapid Solicitors Stadium 11,000 Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves (2015 season) Halliwell Jones Stadium 15,500 Warrington, Cheshire
Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings (2015 season) The Select Security Stadium 13,500 Widnes, Cheshire
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors (2015 season) DW Stadium 25,138 Wigan, Greater Manchester

Standings[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The 2015 Super League season sees teams play each other home and away, and one team for a third time at the Magic Weekend. After 23 games, the league table is frozen and the teams are split up into "Super 8's". Teams finishing in the top 8 will play 7 more games each as they compete in the Super League Super 8 group for a place in the Grand Final. Teams finishing in the bottom four will join the top 4 teams from the Championship in The Qualifiers Super 8 group and also play 7 more games each for a place in the 2016 Super League competition.

Pos Club P W D L For Ag Pts Qualification
1 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 23 16 1 6 758 477 33 Super League Super 8s
2 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 23 16 0 7 598 436 32
3 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 23 15 1 7 589 413 31
4 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 23 13 2 8 538 394 28
5 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 23 13 0 10 547 505 26
6 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 23 12 0 11 552 456 24
7 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 23 11 0 12 452 484 22
8 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 23 9 2 12 561 574 20
9 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 23 9 1 13 518 565 19 The Qualifiers
10 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 23 9 0 14 534 646 18
11 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 23 8 1 14 447 617 17
12 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 23 3 0 20 402 929 6

Super 8s[edit]

  • Super League

The Super League Super 8's sees the top 8 teams from the Super League play 7 games each. Each teams points are carried over and after 7 additional games the top 4 teams will contest the play off semi-finals with the team in 1st hosting the team in 4th, and the team finishing 2nd hosting the 3rd placed team; the winners of these semi-finals will contest the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford. Teams finishing 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th after the 7 additional games will take no further part in the 2015 season but will play in Super League again in 2016.

Pos Club P W D L For Ag Pts Qualification
1 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 30 20 1 9 944 650 41 Playoffs
2 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 30 20 1 9 798 530 41
3 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 30 18 2 10 750 534 38
4 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 30 19 0 11 766 624 38
5 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 30 16 0 14 731 746 32
6 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 30 15 0 15 714 636 30
7 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 30 13 2 15 739 770 28
8 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 30 12 0 18 620 716 24
# Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Attendance
SEMI-FINALS
SF1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 32 – 8 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 1 October, 20:00 BST DW Stadium Ben Thaler 10,035
SF2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 20 – 13 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 2 October, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Robert Hicks 17,192
GRAND FINAL
F Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 22 – 20 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 10 October, 18:00 BST Old Trafford, Manchester Ben Thaler 73,512
  • The Qualifiers

The Qualifiers Super 8's sees the bottom 4 teams from Super League table join the top 4 teams from the Championship. The points totals are reset to 0 and each team plays 7 games each, playing every other team once. After 7 games each the teams finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will gain qualification to the 2016 Super League season. The teams finishing 4th and 5th will play in the "Million Pound Game" at the home of the 4th place team which will earn the winner a place in the 2016 Super League; the loser, along with teams finishing 6th, 7th and 8th, will be relegated to the Championship.

Pos Club P W D L For Ag Pts Qualification
1 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 7 7 0 0 234 118 14 Super League XXI
2 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 7 5 0 2 232 70 10
3 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 7 5 0 2 239 203 10
4 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 7 3 0 4 153 170 6 Million Pound Game
5 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 7 3 0 4 167 240 6
6 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 7 2 0 5 162 186 4 2016 Championship
7 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 7 2 0 5 152 267 4
8 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 7 1 0 6 146 231 2
# Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referee Attendance
Million Pound Game
F Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 24 – 16 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 3 October, 14:50 BST Belle Vue R. Silverwood 7,246

Player statistics[edit]