2011 Super League Grand Final

Last updated
2011 (2011) Super League Grand Final  ()
12Total
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
Attendance69,107
Broadcast partners
Broadcasters
Commentators
  2010
2012  

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]

Contents

Background

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

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

Route to the Final

St Helens

St Helens
RoundOppositionScore
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

Leeds
RoundOppositionScore
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

World Club Challenge

The World Club Challenge was set to take place between the winner of the Super League Grand Final, Leeds Rhinos and the winner of the NRL Grand Final, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on 17 February 2012, at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. [3]

Related Research Articles

Warrington Wolves English professional rugby league club

The Warrington Wolves are a professional rugby league club in Warrington, England, that competes in the Super League. They play rugby at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, having moved there from Wilderspool in 2004.

Leeds Rhinos English professional rugby league football club

The Leeds Rhinos are a professional rugby league club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The club was formed in 1870 as Leeds St John's and play in the Super League, the top tier of English rugby league. They have played home matches at Headingley Stadium since 1890.

Kevin Sinfield Professional RL coach & former GB & England international rugby league footballer

Kevin Sinfield, MBE, also known by the nickname of "Sir Kev", is the Director of Rugby for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League, and an English former professional rugby league footballer, who captained the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League. His usual position was loose forward, although he sometimes played both stand-off and hooker. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest kickers in rugby league history.

Danny McGuire

Daniel "Danny" Phillip McGuire is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played as a scrum-half or stand-off in the Betfred Super League, and Great Britain and England at international level.

Tony Smith (rugby league, born 1967) Professional RL coach

Tony Smith is a professional rugby league coach who is the Head Coach of Hull Kingston Rovers in the Betfred Super League and a former professional rugby league footballer.

Super League Grand Final

The Super League Grand Final is the championship-deciding game of rugby league's Super League competition. It is played between two teams who have qualified via the Super League Play-Off series. The winning team receives the Super League Trophy and goes on to play the NRL champions in the World Club Challenge. The Harry Sunderland Trophy is awarded to the man of the match. The match is normally played at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Brett Delaney Former Australian rugby league footballer

Brett Delaney is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played as a centre and second-row forward in the 2000s and 2010s.

Engage Super League XII is the official name for the year 2007's Super League season in the sport of rugby league.

Rob Burrow

Robert Geoffrey Burrow is an English former professional rugby league footballer, who spent 16 years playing for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League, before retiring in 2017. An England and Great Britain representative, he spent his entire professional career with Leeds. At 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall and weighing less than 11 st, Burrow was known for many years as "the smallest player in Super League". Despite this, he was one of the most successful players in the competition's history, having won a total of 8 Super League championships, two Challenge Cups, been named to the Super League Dream Team on three occasions and won the Harry Sunderland Trophy twice.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan former GB & England international rugby league footballer

Jamie Daniel Peter Jones-Buchanan is an English rugby league coach and former professional player, currently an assistant coach for Leeds Rhinos in the Super League.

The 2008 Leeds Rhinos season saw the club compete in Super League XIII as well as the 2008 Challenge Cup tournament.

Michael Shenton England international rugby league footballer

Michael Shenton, also known by the nickname of "Shenny", is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a centre and is the captain of the Castleford Tigers in the Super League.

Ben Jones-Bishop Jamaica international rugby league footballer

Ben Jones-Bishop is a Jamaica international rugby league footballer who plays as a winger or fullback for the York City Knights in the Betfred Championship.

2009 Super League season results details the regular season and play-off match results of Super League XIV.

This is a list of the 2010 Super League season results. Super League is the top-flight rugby league competition in the United Kingdom and France. The 2010 season started on 29 January, when Crusaders RL played their rearranged round 4 fixture against Leeds Rhinos, and will end on 2 October with the 2010 Super League Grand Final.

Leeds Rhinos will play in the 2012 Super League season, alongside Bradford Bulls, Castleford Tigers, Catalans Dragons, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Hull K.R, London Broncos, Salford City Reds, St. Helens, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Warrington Wolves. Widnes Vikings, Wigan Warriors

The 2012 World Club Challenge was the thirteenth consecutive World Club Challenge and was contested by Super League XVI champions, Leeds Rhinos and 2011 NRL Premiers, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

The 2012 Super League Grand Final was the 15th official Grand Final and conclusive and championship-deciding match of the Super League XVII season. The match was held on Saturday 6 October 2012, at Old Trafford, Manchester, and was contested by English clubs Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves. The 2012 Grand Final was a repeat of the 2012 Challenge Cup Final, in which Warrington beat Leeds 35-18 at Wembley Stadium, although it was Leeds who would win the Super League Grand Final, winning 26-18.

The 2015 Super League Grand Final was the 18th official Grand Final and conclusive and championship-deciding match of the Super League XX season. It was held on Saturday 10 October 2015, at Old Trafford, Manchester, with a 6pm kick-off time. The sellout crowd of 73,512 at Old Trafford set a new Super League Grand Final attendance record, eclipsing the previous record of 72,575 established at the 2006 Super League Grand Final. British indie rock band The Charlatans headlined the pre-match and half-time entertainment.

Super League XXV, known as the Betfred Super League for sponsorship reasons, was the 25th season of Super League and 126th season of rugby league in Great Britain. St Helens were the reigning champions going into Super League XXV. At the start of the season, it consisted of twelve professional rugby league teams: ten from England, one from Canada, and one from France. Due to financial pressures related to the season suspension, Canadian side Toronto Wolfpack withdrew from the league in July 2020, and the league continued with just 11 teams.

References

  1. "Leeds claim Grand Final glory as inspired Rob Burrow sinks St Helens". Guardian. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. "St Helens 16 Leeds 32". Daily Telegraph. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  3. "Headingley to stage World Club Challenge 2012". BBC Sport. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.