2011 Super League Grand Final

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2011 (2011) Super League Grand Final  ()
ST H Saintscolours.svg 21416
LEE Rhinoscolours.svg 82432
Date8 October 2011
Stadium Old Trafford
Location Manchester
Harry Sunderland Trophy Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos)
Headliners Feeder
Referees Phil Bentham
Broadcast partners

The 2011 Super League Grand Final was the 14th official Grand Final and the championship-deciding game of the Super League XVI season. It was held on Saturday, 8 October at Manchester, England's Old Trafford stadium. The match was contested by St. Helens and the Leeds Rhinos, who last faced each other in a grand final in 2009. British rock band Feeder were due to provide the pre-match music entertainment, only for their show to be called off due to the pitch being wet and Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson not allowing a stage to be built on the pitch. Leeds won the game by 32 points to 16. [1] [2]



St Helens had finished the regular season in 3rd place with 37 points while Leeds had finished 5th with 31 points.

3 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 271737782515+26737
5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 2715111757603+15431

Route to the Final

St Helens

St Helens
Qualifying Play-Off Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors (A)26-18
Semi-Final Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors (H)26-18
Key: (H) = Home venue; (A) = Away venue.

Leeds Rhinos

Qualifying Play-Off Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. (H)42-10
Preliminary Semi-Final Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants (A)34-28
Semi-Final Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves (A)26-24
Key: (H) = Home venue; (A) = Away venue.

Match details

8 October 2011
18:00 UTC+1
St. Helens Saintscolours.svg 16–32 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Tries: Thomas Makinson, Michael Shenton
Goals: Jamie Foster (4)
Report Tries: Rob Burrow, Brent Webb, Ryan Hall, Carl Ablett, Zak Hardaker
Goals: Kevin Sinfield (6)
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 69,107
Referee: Phil Bentham
Man of the Match: Rob Burrow
St Helens Position Leeds Rhinos
Flag of England.svg Paul Wellens (c) Fullback 1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brent Webb
27 Flag of England.svg Thomas Makinson Winger23 Flag of England.svg Ben Jones-Bishop
3 Flag of England.svg Michael Shenton Centre27 Flag of England.svg Zak Hardaker
5 Flag of Samoa.svg Francis Meli Centre12 Flag of England.svg Carl Ablett
22 Flag of England.svg Jamie Foster Winger5 Flag of England.svg Ryan Hall
25 Flag of England.svg Lee Gaskell Stand-off 13 Flag of England.svg Kevin Sinfield (c)
20 Flag of England.svg Jonny Lomax Scrum half6 Flag of England.svg Danny McGuire
10 Flag of England.svg James Graham (c)Prop8 Flag of New Zealand.svg Kylie Leuluai
9 Flag of England.svg James Roby Hooker 9 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Danny Buderus
11 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tony Puletua Prop10 Flag of England.svg Jamie Peacock
12 Flag of England.svg Jon Wilkin 2nd Row11 Flag of England.svg Jamie Jones-Buchanan
4 Flag of Samoa.svg Iosia Soliola 2nd Row3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brett Delaney
16 Flag of England.svg Paul Clough Loose Forward21 Flag of England.svg Chris Clarkson
17 Flag of England.svg Gary Wheeler Interchange7 Flag of England.svg Rob Burrow
14 Flag of England.svg Scott Moore Interchange14 Flag of New Zealand.svg Ali Lauitiiti
15 Flag of Ireland.svg Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook Interchange16 Flag of England.svg Ryan Bailey
19 Flag of England.svg Andrew Dixon Interchange17 Flag of England.svg Ian Kirke
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Royce Simmons Coach Flag of England.svg Brian McDermott

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