Super League Grand Final
The Super League Grand Final (commonly referred to as the Grand Final) is the championship-deciding game of the Super League (rugby league) competition. The game is the culmination of the Super League Play-Off Series. It is played between two teams who have qualified via this Super League Play-Off series, the teams who compete in these play-offs having been decided by the league positions after the end of the regular season's weekly rounds.
Use of a play-off system to decide the Championship brought back a rugby league tradition that had previously fallen out of use. The Super League Premiership, which had previously taken place between the highest placed teams in the competition, was discontinued after the introduction of the Super League play-off series. This was because its purpose had been to take the place of the previous Championship-deciding play-off system.
The Super League Grand Final was introduced for the 1998 season. The inaugural Grand Final match was played that year on Saturday 24 October, between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos. The venue of every Super League Grand Final to date has been Old Trafford, Manchester.
The winning team of the Grand Final are designated Super League champions, receive the Super League Trophy and gains the opportunity to play against the National Rugby League (NRL) champions (from Australia/New Zealand) in the Probiz World Club Challenge.
The Harry Sunderland Trophy is the award given to the man-of-the-match in the Grand Final.
Most Appearances: St Helens (9), Leeds (8), Bradford (6), Wigan (6), Warrington (2), Hull FC (1)
Most Wins: Leeds (6), St Helens (4), Bradford (3), Wigan (3)
Most Losses: St Helens (5), Bradford (3), Wigan (3), Leeds (2), Warrington (2), Hull FC (1)
Most Consecutive Appearances: St Helens (6), Bradford (5), Leeds (3)
Most Consecutive Wins: Leeds (3), St Helens (2)
Most Consecutive Losses: St Helens (5), Warrington (2), Wigan (2)