|Super League XIX|
|Duration||27 Rounds (Followed by 4 round playoffs)|
|Highest attendance||36,399 (Magic Weekend Day 1, 17 May)|
|Lowest attendance||1,002 ( London Broncos v Catalans Dragons, 17 April)|
|Broadcast partners|| Sky Sports |
Fox Soccer Plus
|Champions|| St. Helens |
6th Super League title
13th English title
|League Leaders||St. Helens|
|Biggest home win||Widnes Vikings 64-10 London Broncos (16 February)|
|Biggest away win||Bradford Bulls 18-66 Huddersfield Giants (16 March)|
|Man of Steel||Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers)|
|Top point-scorer(s)||Marc Sneyd (224)|
|Top try-scorer(s)||Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves) (28)|
|Promotion and relegation|
|Relegated to Championship|| London Broncos |
The 2014 Super League season (known as the First Utility Super League XIX due to sponsorship by First Utility)was the 19th season of rugby league football since the Super League format was introduced in 1996. Fourteen teams competed for the League Leaders' Shield over 27 rounds (including the Magic Weekend in Manchester), after which the highest finishing teams will enter the play-offs to compete for a place in the Grand Final and a chance to win the championship and the Super League Trophy.
Super League XIX will be the third and final year of a licensed Super League. Under this system, promotion and relegation between Super League and Championship was abolished, and 14 teams were granted licences subject to certain criteria. For the 2014 season, all fourteen teams from the previous season will compete, although Salford have changed their names from the City Reds to the Red Devils.
At the end of the season, Super League will be reduced to 12 teams, as part of the re-structuring of Super League and the RFL Championship.
Geographically, the vast majority of teams in Super League are based in the north of England, five teams – Warrington, St. Helens, Salford, Wigan and Widnes – to the west of the Pennines in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, and seven teams to the east in Yorkshire – Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield Trinity, Leeds, Castleford, Hull F.C. and Hull Kingston Rovers. Catalans Dragons are the only team based in France and are outside of the UK and London Broncos are the only team to be based in a capital city (London).
|Bradford Bulls (2014 season)||Provident Stadium||27,000||Bradford, West Yorkshire|
|Castleford Tigers (2014 season)||The Wish Communications Stadium||11,750||Castleford, West Yorkshire|
|Catalans Dragons (2014 season)||Stade Gilbert Brutus||14,000||Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France|
|Huddersfield Giants (2014 season)||John Smith's Stadium||24,544||Huddersfield, West Yorkshire|
|Hull F.C. (2014 season)||Kingston Communications Stadium||25,404||Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Hull Kingston Rovers (2014 season)||Craven Park||9,471||Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Leeds Rhinos (2014 season)||Headingley Carnegie Stadium||22,250||Leeds, West Yorkshire|
|London Broncos (2014 season)||The Hive Stadium||5,176||Edgware, London|
|Salford Red Devils (2014 season)||AJ Bell Stadium||12,000||Salford, Greater Manchester|
|St Helens R.F.C. (2014 season)||Langtree Park||18,000||St. Helens, Merseyside|
|Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (2014 season)||Rapid Solicitors Stadium||11,000||Wakefield, West Yorkshire|
|Warrington Wolves (2014 season)||Halliwell Jones Stadium||15,500||Warrington, Cheshire|
|Widnes Vikings (2014 season)||Select Security Stadium||13,500||Widnes, Cheshire, England|
|Wigan Warriors (2014 season)||DW Stadium||25,138||Wigan, Greater Manchester|
|Reigning Super League champions|
|Defending Challenge Cup Champions|
The regular league season sees the 14 teams play each other twice (one home, one away) plus an additional match, as part of the Magic Weekend, over 27 matches. The team who finishes 1st at the end of the regular season win the League Leaders' Shield.
|1||St Helens R.F.C.||27||19||0||8||796||563||+233||38|
|9||Hull Kingston Rovers||27||10||3||14||627||665||−38||23|
|10||Salford Red Devils||27||11||1||15||608||695||−87||23|
|12||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||27||10||1||16||557||750||−193||21|
The play-offs commenced following the conclusion of the 27-round regular season. To decide the grand finalists from the top eight finishing teams, Super League uses its unique play-off system. The finals concluded with the 2014 Super League Grand Final.
|Date and Time (Local)||Venue||Referee||Attendance|
|QUALIFYING AND ELIMINATION FINALS|
|Q1||Wigan Warriors||57 – 4||Huddersfield Giants||18 September 2014, 20:00 BST||DW Stadium||Richard Silverwood||8,562|
|Q2||St Helens R.F.C.||41 – 0||Castleford Tigers||19 September 2014, 20:00 BST||Langtree Park||James Child||7,458|
|E1||Warrington Wolves||22 – 19||Widnes Vikings||20 September 2014, 14:45 BST||Halliwell Jones Stadium||Ben Thaler||7,229|
|E2||Leeds Rhinos||20 – 24||Catalans Dragons||20 September 2014, 17:15 BST||Headingley Carnegie Stadium||Phil Bentham||7,112|
|P1||Castleford Tigers||14 – 30||Warrington Wolves||25 September 2014, 20:00 BST||Wish Communications Stadium||Phil Bentham||6,219|
|P2||Huddersfield Giants||16 – 18||Catalans Dragons||26 September 2014, 20:00 BST||John Smith's Stadium||James Child||6,900|
|SF1||St Helens R.F.C.||30 – 12||Catalans Dragons||2 October 2014, 20:00 BST||Langtree Park||Richard Silverwood||8,888|
|SF2||Wigan Warriors||16 – 12||Warrington Wolves||3 October 2014, 20:00 BST||DW Stadium||Phil Bentham||15,023|
|F||St Helens R.F.C.||14 – 6||Wigan Warriors||11 October, 18:00 BST||Old Trafford, Manchester||Phil Bentham||70,102|
Top try assists
Top points scorers
Awards are presented for outstanding contributions and efforts to players and clubs in the week leading up to the Super League Grand Final:
|Player||2013 Club||2014 Club|
|John Bateman||Bradford Bulls||Wigan Warriors|
|Jamie Langley||Bradford Bulls||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Heath L'Estrange||Bradford Bulls||NRL: Sydney Roosters|
|Keith Lulia||Bradford Bulls||NRL: Wests Tigers|
|Jarrod Sammut||Bradford Bulls||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats|
|Rangi Chase||Castleford Tigers||Salford Red Devils|
|Lee Gilmour||Castleford Tigers||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats|
|Jordan Thompson||Castleford Tigers||Hull F.C.|
|Rémi Casty||Catalans Dragons||NRL: Sydney Roosters|
|Steve Menzies||Catalans Dragons||Retirement|
|Dale Ferguson||Huddersfield Giants||Bradford Bulls|
|Stuart Fielden||Huddersfield Giants||Retirement|
|Luke George||Huddersfield Giants||Bradford Bulls|
|Tom Briscoe||Hull F.C.||Leeds Rhinos|
|Ben Galea||Hull F.C.||Retirement|
|Daniel Holdsworth||Hull F.C.||NRL: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks|
|Paul Johnson||Hull F.C.||Widnes Vikings|
|Andy Lynch||Hull F.C.||Castleford Tigers|
|Shannon McDonnell||Hull F.C.||St. Helens|
|Mark O'Meley||Hull F.C.||Retirement|
|Danny Tickle||Hull F.C.||Widnes Vikings|
|Michael Dobson||Hull Kingston Rovers||NRL: Newcastle Knights|
|Mickey Paea||Hull Kingston Rovers||Hull F.C.|
|Cory Paterson||Hull Kingston Rovers||NRL: Wests Tigers|
|Lincoln Withers||Hull Kingston Rovers||Retirement|
|Paul McShane||Leeds Rhinos||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats|
|Chris Bailey||London Broncos||Huddersfield Giants|
|Mark Bryant||London Broncos||Retirement|
|Tony Clubb||London Broncos||Wigan Warriors|
|Luke Dorn||London Broncos||Castleford Tigers|
|Ben Fisher||London Broncos||Retirement|
|Tommy Lee||London Broncos||Salford Red Devils|
|Chad Randall||London Broncos||Retirement|
|Dan Sarginson||London Broncos||Wigan Warriors|
|Jamie Soward||London Broncos||NRL: Penrith Panthers|
|Scott Wheeldon||London Broncos||Castleford Tigers|
|Michael Witt||London Broncos||NRL: St. George Illawarra Dragons|
|Jodie Broughton||Salford City Reds||Huddersfield Giants|
|Lee Gaskell||Salford City Reds||Bradford Bulls|
|Ashley Gibson||Salford City Reds||Castleford Tigers|
|Marc Sneyd||Salford City Reds||Castleford Tigers|
|Paul Clough||St. Helens||Widnes Vikings|
|Ade Gardner||St. Helens||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Francis Meli||St. Helens||Salford Red Devils|
|Josh Perry||St. Helens||Retirement|
|Tony Puletua||St. Helens||Salford Red Devils|
|Paul Aiton||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Leeds Rhinos|
|Kyle Amor||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||St. Helens|
|Ben Cockayne||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Frankie Mariano||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Castleford Tigers|
|Justin Poore||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Kyle Wood||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Huddersfield Giants|
|Lee Briers||Warrington Wolves||Retirement|
|Mike Cooper||Warrington Wolves||NRL: St. George Illawarra Dragons|
|Brett Hodgson||Warrington Wolves||Retirement|
|Adrian Morley||Warrington Wolves||Salford Red Devils|
|Ben Cross||Widnes Vikings||Retirement|
|Gareth Hock||Widnes Vikings||Salford Red Devils|
|Harrison Hansen||Wigan Warriors||Salford Red Devils|
|Lee Mossop||Wigan Warriors||NRL: Parramatta Eels|
|Pat Richards||Wigan Warriors||NRL: Wests Tigers|
|Sam Tomkins||Wigan Warriors||NRL: New Zealand Warriors|
|Chris Tuson||Wigan Warriors||Hull F.C.|
|Scott Anderson||NRL: Brisbane Broncos||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats|
|Lama Tasi||NRL: Brisbane Broncos||Salford Red Devils|
|Kris Keating||NRL: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Ben Pomeroy||NRL: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks||Catalans Dragons|
|Jordan Atkins||NRL: Gold Coast Titans||London Broncos|
|Junior Sa'u||NRL: Melbourne Storm||Salford Red Devils|
|Neville Costigan||NRL: Newcastle Knights||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Kevin Locke||NRL: New Zealand Warriors||Salford Red Devils|
|Steve Rapira||NRL: New Zealand Warriors||Salford Red Devils|
|Matt Bowen||NRL: North Queensland Cowboys||Wigan Warriors|
|Scott Moore||NRL: North Queensland Cowboys||London Broncos|
|Matt Ryan||NRL: Parramatta Eels||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats|
|Mose Masoe||NRL: Penrith Panthers||St. Helens|
|Luke Walsh||NRL: Penrith Panthers||St. Helens|
|Roy Asotasi||NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs||Warrington Wolves|
|Jeff Lima||NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs||Catalans Dragons|
|Michael Weyman||NRL: St. George Illawarra Dragons||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|Michael Oldfield||NRL: Sydney Roosters||Catalans Dragons|
|Eddy Pettybourne||NRL: Wests Tigers||Wigan Warriors|
|Setaimata Sa||London Irish (Premiership Rugby)||Hull F.C.|
|Ben Farrar||N/A||London Broncos|
|Danny Galea||N/A||Widnes Vikings|
|Fetuli Talanoa||N/A||Hull F.C.|
2014 is the third year of a five-year contract with Sky Sports to televise 70 matches per season.The deal which runs until 2016 is worth £90million.
Sky Sports coverage in the UK see two live matches broadcast each week, which will usually be shown at 20:00 on Thursday and Friday nightswith the Thursday night fixtures first being adopted at the back-end of the 2013 season.
Regular commentators were Eddie Hemmings and Mike Stephenson with summarisers including Phil Clarke, Brian Carney, Barrie McDermott and Terry O'Connor. Sky will broadcast highlights on Sunday Nights on Super League - Full Time, usually airing at 10pm.
BBC Sport broadcast a highlights programme called the Super League Show , presented by Tanya Arnold. The BBC show two weekly broadcasts of the programme. The first is only to the BBC North West, Yorkshire & North Midlands, North East & Cumbria, and East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire regions on Monday evenings at 23:35 on BBC One,while a repeat showing is shown nationally on BBC Two on Tuesday afternoons at 13:30. The Super League Show is also available for one week after broadcast for streaming or download via the BBC iPlayer in the UK only. End of season play-offs are shown on BBC Two across the whole country in a weekly highlights package on Sunday afternoons.
Internationally, Super League is shown live or delayed on Showtime Sports (Middle East), Māori Television (New Zealand), TV 2 Sport (Norway), NTV+ (Russia), Fox Soccer Plus (United States), Eurosport (Australia) or Sportsnet World (Canada).
Commercial Radio Coverage:
All Super League commentaries on any station are available via the particular stations on-line streaming.
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