Super League VI

Last updated
Super League VI
League Super League
Duration28 Rounds
Teams12 [1]
Highest attendance21,073
Wigan Warriors vs St. Helens (13 April)
Lowest attendance1,800
London Broncos vs Huddersfield Giants (26 Aug)
Broadcast partners Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sky Sports
2001 Season
Champions Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
2nd Super League title
4th English title
League Leaders Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
Man of Steel Saintscolours.svg Paul Sculthorpe
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Andrew Farrell (388)
Top try-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Kris Radlinski (27)
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from National League One Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings
Relegated to National League One Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Seasons

Tetley's Super League VI was the official name for the year 2001's Super League championship season, the 107th season of top-level professional rugby league football in Britain, and the sixth championship run by the Super League. The season began on the first weekend in March and culminated after twenty-eight rounds in a six-game playoff series, involving the top 5 teams.

Contents

Rule changes

Refereeing focus

The play-the-ball was to be more strictly refereed:

Rule deviation

Operational rules

Table

TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPtsQualification
1 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2822151120474+64645Play-off Semi Final
2 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 282215989494+49545Play-off Qualifying Final
3 Hullcolours.svg Hull 282026772630+14242
4 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 281729924732+19236Play-off Elimination Final
5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 2816111774721+5333
6 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 2813114644603+4127
7 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 2811215646860-21424
8 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 2810117581777-19621
9 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 289019630819-18918
10 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 288020587596-36916
11 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 288020529817-28814 [a]
12 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 286121613926-31313Relegated to National League 1
Notes

^  a: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats deducted 2 points for salary cap breaches

Play-offs

Wigan vs St Helens in the preliminary final St Helens 2001.jpg
Wigan vs St Helens in the preliminary final

Grand Final

The Grand Final, played on October 13 at Old Trafford, was won by Bradford Bulls who defeated Wigan Warriors to become champions. This was legendary Australian centre Steve Renouf's last game of top-level football before retirement.

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