Super League VII

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Super League VII
League Super League
Duration28 Rounds
Teams12
Highest attendance18,789
Wigan Warriors vs St. Helens (8 Sept)
Lowest attendance2,211
Salford City Reds vs London Broncos (19 May)
Broadcast partners Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sky Sports
2002 Season
Champions Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
4th Super League title
11th English title
League Leaders Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
Man of Steel Saintscolours.svg Paul Sculthorpe
Top point-scorer(s) Bullscolours.svg Paul Deacon (301)
Top try-scorer(s) Quinscolours.svg Dennis Moran (22)
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from National League One Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Relegated to National League One Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds
Seasons

Super League VII (styled Tetley's Super League VII due to sponsorship from Tetley's Brewery) was the year 2002's Super League championship season, the 108th season of top-level professional rugby league in Britain, and the seventh run by the Super League. Twelve clubs from across England competed during the season, culminating in the 2002 Super League Grand Final between St. Helens and Bradford Bulls, which St Helens won, claiming their third premiership in four seasons.

Contents

Lee Briers of Warrington Wolves scored a record-equalling 5 drop goals against Halifax Blue Sox in the Super League match on 25 May 2002. [1]

Operational rules

Salary cap limits were adjusted in an attempt to make Super League more competitive: [2]

Table

Super League VII
Pos.TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPtsQual.
1 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 282305927522+40546Play-off Semi Final
2 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 282305910519+39146
3 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 281918817475+34239Play-off Elimination Final
4 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 2817011865700+16534
5 Hullcolours.svg Hull 2816012742674+6832
6 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 2814212736615+12130
7 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 2814113590716−12629
8 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 2813114661635+2627
9 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 288020558856−29816
10 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 287021483878−39514
11 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 285221566899−33312
12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 285122490856−36611Relegated to National League 1

Source: Rugby League Project.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.

Play-offs

Grand Final

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References

  1. "RFL All Time Records". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  2. 1 2 3 Michael Fisher (2001-01-12). "Salary cap to be squeezed to £1.8m". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
  3. John Whalley and Rob Wildman (2001-07-29). "RFL move to keep players". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-05-06.