Super League IV

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Super League IV
League Super League
Duration30 Rounds
Teams14
Highest attendance24,020
Bradford Bulls vs Leeds Rhinos (3 Sept)
Lowest attendance1,580
Gateshead Thunder vs Hull Sharks (19 May)
Broadcast partners Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sky Sports
1999 Season
Champions Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
2nd Super League title
9th English title
League Leaders Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
Man of Steel Castleford colours.svg Adrian Vowles
Top point-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Iestyn Harris (325)
Top try-scorer(s) Wolvescolours.svg Toa Kohe-Love (25)
Left League
Merger with Hull
Merger with Huddersfield
Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder;
Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles
Seasons

JJB Sports Super League IV was the official name for the year 1999's Super League championship season, the 105th season of top-level professional rugby league football in Britain, and the fourth championship run by the Super League. The start of Super League IV saw the emergence of a North East based Rugby League Club, Gateshead Thunder as well as newly promoted Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to expand the league to fourteen teams.

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Rule changes

Teams

Legend
 Reigning Champions
 Promoted
TeamStadiumCapacityCity/Area
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls Odsal 27,000Bradford, West Yorkshire
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers Wheldon Road 11,750Castleford, West Yorkshire
Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox Thrum Hall 9,832Halifax, West Yorkshire
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants Galpharm Stadium 24,500Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hullcolours.svg Hull Sharks The Boulevard 10,500Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos Headingley 21,500Leeds, West Yorkshire
Broncoscolours.png London Broncos The Valley 27,000Charlton, Greater London
Redscolours.svg Salford Reds The Willows 11,363Salford, Greater Manchester
Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles Don Valley Stadium 25,000Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens Knowsley Road 17,500St Helens, Mersyside
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves Wilderspool 9,200Warrington, Cheshire
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors Central Park 18,000Wigan, Greater Manchester

Table

TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPtsQualification
1 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 302514897445+45251Play-off Semi Final
2 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 3023071034561+47346Play-off Qualifying Final
3 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 302217910558+35245
4 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 302118877390+48743Play-off Eliminator Final
5 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 301938712451+26141
6 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 3019110775576+19939
7 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 3015114700717-1731
8 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 3013215644708-6428
9 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 3011019573792-21922
10 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 3010119518818-30021
11 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 3010020608795-18720
12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 306123526916-39013
13 Hullcolours.svg Hull Sharks 305025422921-49910
14 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 3050254631011-54810

Play-offs

 Qualifying / Elimination finalsSemi-finalsPreliminary final Grand Final
                 
 
 1  Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 40 
     Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 4    9 October 1999
         Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 6
         Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 8
 2  Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 38      Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 36 
 3  Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 14      Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 6
     Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 16 
     Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 23
 4  Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 10 
 5  Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 14
  
Key:      Losing team progressing    Winning team progressing

End of season mergers

Huddersfield managed to avoid relegation again despite finishing bottom due to the merger with Sheffield Eagles to form Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants. Also at the end of this season Gateshead Thunder and Hull Sharks were merged to form Hull F.C. with no attempt made to maintain any association with Gateshead, a new Gateshead Thunder would be formed for the 2001 Premiership season.

See also

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