|Super League XIII|
Magic Weekend Day 2 (4 May)
Harlequins vs Castleford Tigers (20 July)
|Broadcast partners||Sky Sports|
|Champions|| Leeds Rhinos |
3rd Super League title
6th English title
|League Leaders||St. Helens|
|Man of Steel||James Graham|
|Top point-scorer(s)||Pat Richards (269)|
|Top try-scorer(s)||Ade Gardner (26)|
|Licence awarded to|| Crusaders |
Salford City Reds
Engage Super League XIII was the official name, due to sponsorship, for the 2008 Super League season by Engage Mutual.Twelve teams competed for the Minor Premiership over 27 rounds (including Millennium Magic) after which, the top 6 finishing teams entered the play-offs where they competed for a place in the Grand Final and the chance to win the Super League Trophy.
The Castleford Tigers took the place of the Salford City Reds who finished last in the Super League in 2007 and were therefore relegated.
The season kicked off on Saturday 2 February, with Leeds Rhinos playing Hull Kingston Rovers at Headingley Carnegie. This was the only game played on this weekend, due to Leeds' 2008 World Club Challenge fixture with Melbourne Storm on Friday 29 February. Leeds won the close-fought game 20-12.
The interest in events on the pitch was matched by those off it with the lead up to and the announcement of which teams were to be awarded Super League licences for 2009–11.
|Bradford Bulls (2008 season)||Grattan Stadium, Odsal||27,000||Bradford, West Yorkshire|
|Castleford Tigers (2008 season)||The Jungle||11,750||Castleford, West Yorkshire|
|Catalans Dragons (2008 season)||Stade Gilbert Brutus||12,000||Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France|
|Harlequins (2008 season)||Twickenham Stoop||12,700||Twickenham, London|
|Huddersfield Giants (2008 season)||Galpharm Stadium||24,544||Huddersfield, West Yorkshire|
|Hull F.C. (2008 season)||Kingston Communications Stadium||25,404||Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Hull Kingston Rovers (2008 season)||"New" Craven Park||9,471||Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Leeds Rhinos (2008 season) (Reigning Champions)||Headingley Carnegie Stadium||22,250||Leeds, West Yorkshire|
|St Helens R.F.C. (2008 season)||Knowsley Road||17,500||St Helens, Merseyside|
|Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (2008 season)||Belle Vue||12,600||Wakefield, West Yorkshire|
|Warrington Wolves (2008 season)||Halliwell Jones Stadium||14,206||Warrington, Cheshire|
|Wigan Warriors (2008 season)||JJB Stadium||25,138||Wigan, Greater Manchester|
Refined salary cap regulation to prevent clubs over-spending:
To provide a bigger pool of talent for the Great Britain team:
|1||St. Helens||27||21||1||5||940||457||+483||43||Play-off Semi Final|
|3||Catalans Dragons||27||16||2||9||694||625||+69||34||Play-off Elimination Finals|
|7||Hull Kingston Rovers||27||11||1||15||564||713||−149||23|
|8||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||27||11||0||16||574||760||−186||22|
In 2008, Super League games were broadcast exclusively live by Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Engage Mutual, a financial services provider, agreed a deal with the Rugby Football League to extend their title sponsorship of the Super League competition for up for three years.The agreement continues title sponsorship until the end of the 2010 season and gives Engage Mutual an option for the 2011 season.
The average attendance for the regular season in 2008 was 10,338 (a Super League record) this was up from 9,855 in 2007 which was previously the record. The regular season attendance aggregate was also the highest ever for Super League at 1,674,809 up from 1,537,326 for 2007. For the seventh consecutive season since 2001 the regular season average attendance and aggregate attendance had increased from the previous year.
|1||Ade Gardner||St Helens R.F.C.||26||28|
|2||Scott Donald||Leeds Rhinos||24||21|
|3||Luke Dorn||Castleford Tigers||26||19|
|=3||Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||25||19|
|5||Semi Tadulala||Bradford Bulls||23||17|
|=5||Clint Greenshields||Catalans Dragons||27||17|
|=5||Danny McGuire||Leeds Rhinos||21||17|
|=8||Chris Hicks||Warrington Wolves||27||16|
|10||Paul Sykes||Bradford Bulls||25||15|
|=10||Justin Murphy||Catalans Dragons||14||15|
|=10||Brent Webb||Leeds Rhinos||25||15|
|1||Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||25||19||115||1||307|
|2||Thomas Bosc||Catalans Dragons||26||7||118||1||265|
|3||Kevin Sinfield||Leeds Rhinos||26||4||119||1||255|
|4||Sean Long||St Helens R.F.C.||23||8||104||2||242|
|5||Chris Hicks||Warrington Wolves||27||16||70||0||204|
|6||Danny Brough||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||25||4||86||0||188|
|7||Chris Thorman||Huddersfield Giants||21||5||83||1||187|
|9||Paul Deacon||Bradford Bulls||18||3||82||1||177|
|10||Ade Gardner||St Helens R.F.C.||26||28||0||0||112|
|1||Richie Mathers||Wigan Warriors||2||03/08/2008; 15/08/2008|
|2||Michael McIlorum||Wigan Warriors||1||18/07/2008|
|=2||Tevita Latu||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||1||14/03/2008|
|=2||Darrell Griffin||Huddersfield Giants||1||16/03/2008|
|=2||Maurie Fa'asavalu||St Helens R.F.C.||1||06/04/2008|
|=2||Ben Westwood||Warrington Wolves||1||06/04/2008|
|=2||Luke Robinson||Huddersfield Giants||1||15/06/2008|
|=2||Adam Mogg||Catalans Dragons||1||12/07/2008|
|=2||Ned Catic||Castleford Tigers||1||06/09/2008|
|=2||Paul Sykes||Bradford Bulls||1||06/07/2008|
|=2||Nick Scruton||Leeds Rhinos||1||20/06/2008|
|=2||Gareth Hock||Wigan Warriors||1||25/07/2008|
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