2017 Super League Grand Final

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2017 (2017) Super League Grand Final  ()
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Pre-match
12Total
CAS Castleford colours.svg 066
LEE Rhinoscolours.svg 71724
Date7 October 2017
Stadium Old Trafford
Location Flag of England.svg Manchester
Harry Sunderland Trophy Flag of England.svg Danny McGuire ( Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos)
Headliners Razorlight
Referees James Child
Attendance72,827
Broadcast partners
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The 2017 Super League Grand Final was the 20th official Grand Final championship-deciding game of the Super League XXII. It was held at Old Trafford, Manchester on 7 October 2017, kick off 18.00. Leeds Rhinos became champions for a record 8th time after beating Castleford Tigers 24–6 in front of a sell out crowd of 72,827. [1] [2]

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PosTeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts
1 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 302505965536+42950
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 3020010749623+12640

Route to Final

Castleford Tigers

Finishing top of the table in the regular season, Castleford qualified directly to the play-off semi-final where they met St Helens at home. The game went to golden point extra time before a Luke Gale drop goal gave Castleford the win 23–22. [3]

Leeds Rhinos

Leeds also had direct qualification to the semi-final where they hosted Hull F.C. at Headingley. In another close game it was Leeds who triumphed 18–16. [4]

Match details

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Views during the match
7 October 2017
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 6–24 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Tries: Foster
Goals: Gale
Tries: Briscoe (2) McGuire (2)
Goals: Watkins (3)
Drop Goals: McGuire (2)
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 72,827 [5]
Referee: James Child (Batley & Dewsbury)
Castleford Tigers Position Leeds Rhinos
5 Flag of England.svg Greg Eden Fullback31 Flag of England.svg Jack Walker
2 Flag of England.svg Greg Minikin Winger2 Flag of England.svg Tom Briscoe
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jake Webster Centre3 Flag of England.svg Kallum Watkins
4 Flag of England.svg Michael Shenton Centre14 Flag of England.svg Liam Sutcliffe
25 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jy Hitchcox Winger5 Flag of England.svg Ryan Hall
16 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ben Roberts Stand Off4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joel Moon
7 Flag of England.svg Luke Gale Scrum Half6 Flag of England.svg Danny McGuire
14 Flag of England.svg Nathan Massey Prop16 Flag of Ireland.svg Brad Singleton
9 Flag of England.svg Paul McShane Hooker9 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matt Parcell
15 Flag of New Zealand.svg Jesse Sene-Lefao Prop17 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mitch Garbutt
11 Flag of England.svg Oliver Holmes 2nd Row11 Flag of England.svg Jamie Jones Buchanan
12 Flag of England.svg Mike McMeeken 2nd Row13 Flag of England.svg Stevie Ward
13 Flag of England.svg Adam Milner Loose Forward10 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Cuthbertson
10 Flag of England.svg Grant Millington Interchange7 Flag of England.svg Rob Burrow
17 Flag of New Zealand.svg Junior Moors Interchange12 Flag of England.svg Carl Ablett
18 Flag of England.svg Matt Cook Interchange19 Flag of England.svg Brett Ferres
34 Flag of England.svg Alex Foster Interchange20 Flag of Ireland.svg Anthony Mullally
Flag of England.svg Darryl Powell Coach Flag of England.svg Brian McDermott

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References

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  2. "Danny McGuire guides Leeds to Grand Final success over Castleford". Guardian. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
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