|Super League XXII|
|Duration||30 Rounds (Followed by 2 rounds of relevant playoffs)|
|Highest attendance||35,361 |
Magic Weekend (Day 1)
|Lowest attendance||2,678 Salford Red Devils Vs Hull F.C. (9 June 2017)|
|Broadcast partners|| Sky Sports |
Fox Soccer Plus
|Champions|| Leeds Rhinos |
8th Super League
11th English title
|League Leaders||Castleford Tigers|
|Biggest home win||Castleford Tigers 66–10 Leeds Rhinos (2 March 2017)|
|Biggest away win||Catalans Dragons 12–56 Huddersfield Giants (10 June 2017)|
|Man of Steel||Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)|
|Top try-scorer(s)||Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) (38)|
|Promotion and relegation|
|Promoted from Championship||Hull KR|
|Relegated to Championship||Leigh Centurions|
The 2017 Super League season, known as the Betfred Super League XXII for sponsorship reasons,was the 22nd season of the Super League and 123rd season of rugby league in Britain. Twelve teams competed over 23 rounds, including the Magic Weekend, which took place at St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, after which the eight highest entered the Super League play-offs for a place in the Super League Grand Final. The four lowest teams then entered the qualifying play-offs, along with the four highest teams from the Championship, to determine which teams will play again in Super League XXIII.
Super League XXII featured twelve teams, the third year in which this number has taken part. This was also the third year since promotion and relegation was reintroduced into the competition, seeing Leigh promoted and Hull KR relegated from last season.
Eleven teams in Super League are from the North of England. Six teams hail from the historic county of Lancashire, west of the Pennines: Warrington, St. Helens, Salford, Wigan, Leigh, and Widnes. Five teams hail from the historic county of Yorkshire, east of the Pennines: Huddersfield, Wakefield Trinity, Leeds, Castleford, and Hull F.C. Catalans Dragons, located in Perpignan, France, are the only team outside the North of England. St Helens, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, and Leeds Rhinos are the only teams to have played in every season of Super League since 1996.
Leigh were promoted from the Kingstone Press Championship after finishing in 2nd place in The Qualifiers for 2016. Leigh became the first club promoted to the Super League under the Super 8s system, and the first club promoted to Super League since Widnes received a license for Super League XVII. Leigh last competed in the top flight in Super League X. Hull Kingston Rovers were relegated to the Championship after losing the 2016 Million Pound Game to Salford.
| Castleford Tigers |
|5th||The Mend-O-Hose Jungle||11,750||Castleford, West Yorkshire|
| Catalans Dragons |
|6th||Stade Gilbert Brutus||14,000||Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France|
| Huddersfield Giants |
|12th||John Smith's Stadium||24,544||Huddersfield, West Yorkshire|
| Hull |
|3rd||KCOM Stadium||25,404||Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire|
| Leigh Centurions |
|Promoted||Leigh Sports Village||12,700||Leigh, Greater Manchester|
| Leeds Rhinos |
|9th||Headingley Carnegie Stadium||22,250||Leeds, West Yorkshire|
| Salford Red Devils |
|10th||AJ Bell Stadium||12,000||Salford, Greater Manchester|
| St. Helens |
|4th||Totally Wicked Stadium||18,000||St. Helens, Merseyside|
| Wakefield Trinity |
|8th||Beaumont Legal Stadium||11,000||Wakefield, West Yorkshire|
| Warrington Wolves |
|1st||Halliwell Jones Stadium||15,500||Warrington, Cheshire|
| Widnes Vikings |
|7th||The Select Security Stadium||13,500||Widnes, Cheshire|
| Wigan Warriors |
|2nd (Champions)||DW Stadium||25,138||Wigan, Greater Manchester|
|1||Castleford Tigers||23||20||0||3||769||378||+391||40||Super 8s|
|4||Salford Red Devils||23||13||0||10||576||500||+76||26|
|9||Warrington Wolves||23||9||2||12||426||557||−131||20||The Qualifiers|
After 23 games the league table was frozen and the teams were split up into 2 of the 5 "Super 8s". The teams finishing in the top 8 went on to contest the "Super League Super 8s" to determine which teams would go through to the semi-final play-offs to compete for a place in the Grand Final. Teams finishing in the bottom four (9-12) were put alongside the top 4 teams from the Championship, in "The Qualifiers" Super 8 group, where these teams will reset their season standings to 0 and also play 7 extra games each, as they attempt to earn a place in the following Super League competition.
Castleford Tigers topped the Super League Super 8s and were awarded the League Leaders Shield as well as a home advantage in the play-off semi-finals. The other home advantage was won by Leeds Rhinos with Hull and St Helens taking the other two places in the play-offs.
|1||Castleford Tigers||30||25||0||5||965||536||+429||50||League Leaders Shield/Playoffs|
|7||Salford Red Devils||30||14||0||16||680||728||−48||28|
|Date and Time (Local)||Venue||Referee||Attendance|
|SF1||Castleford Tigers||23–22||St. Helens||28 September 2017, 19:45 BST||Mend-A-Hose Jungle||James Child||11,235|
|SF2||Leeds Rhinos||18–16||Hull||29 September 2017, 19:45 BST||Headingley Carnegie||Phil Bentham||12,500|
|F||Castleford Tigers||6–24||Leeds Rhinos||7 October 2017, 18:00 BST||Old Trafford||James Child||72,827|
The Qualifiers sees the bottom 4 teams from Super League table join the top 4 teams from the Championship. The points totals are reset to 0 and each team plays 7 games each, playing every other team once. After 7 games each the teams finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will gain qualification to the 2018 Super League season. The teams finishing 4th and 5th will play in the "Million Pound Game" at the home of the 4th place team which will earn the winner a place in the 2018 Super League. The loser, along with teams finishing 6th, 7th and 8th, will be relegated to the Championship.
|1||Warrington Wolves||7||7||0||0||288||138||+150||14||Promoted to Super League XXIII|
|3||Hull Kingston Rovers||7||5||0||2||166||158||+8||10|
|4||Leigh Centurions||7||4||0||3||203||104||+99||8||Million Pound Game|
|6||London Broncos||7||1||1||5||174||220||−46||3||Relegated to 2018 Championship|
|Date and Time||Venue||Referee||Attendance|
|Leigh Centurions||10–26||Catalans Dragons||30 September 2017, 15:00||Leigh Sports Village||Ben Thaler||6,888|
Catalan's victory over Leigh ensured the continuation of Super League rugby in France for another season and meant Leigh were relegated to the Championship.
It also decided which four teams would enter the 2018 Challenge Cup at round 5 with the top three in the Qualifier and the winner of the Million Pound game forming the quartet.
Top try scorers
Top try assists
Top points scorers
Top 10 attendances
Awards are presented for outstanding contributions and efforts to players and clubs in the week leading up to the Super League Grand Final:
2017 is the first of a five-year contract with Sky Sports to televise 100 matches per season.
Sky Sports coverage in the UK will see two live matches broadcast each week, usually at 8:00 pm on Thursday and Friday nights.
Regular commentators will be Eddie Hemmings 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 at 10 p.m.
BBC Sport will broadcast a highlights programme called the Super League Show , presented by Tanya Arnold. The BBC show two weekly broadcasts of the programme, the first to the BBC North West, Yorkshire, North East and Cumbria, and East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire regions on Monday evenings at 11:35 p.m. on BBC One, while a repeat showing is shown nationally on BBC Two on Tuesday afternoons at 1.30 p.m. 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), Sky Sport (New Zealand), TV 2 Sport (Norway), Fox Soccer Plus (United States), Fox Sports (Australia) and 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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