Super League II

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Super League II
League Super League
Duration 22 Rounds
Number of teams 12
Highest attendance 19,137
Leeds Rhinos vs Bradford Bulls (29 July)
Lowest attendance 500
Paris Saint-Germain vs Salford Reds (2 July)
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
1997 Season
Champions Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
Premiership winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
Man of Steel Bullscolours.svg James Lowes
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Andrew Farrell (243)
Top try-scorer(s) Wolvescolours.svg Nigel Vagana (17)
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from First Division Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Hullcolours.svg Hull Sharks
Relegated to First Division Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Bears
Left League
Dissolved Paris Saint-Germain
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Stones Bitter Super League II was the official name for the year 1997's Super League championship season, the 103rd season of top-level professional rugby league football in Britain, and the second championship run by Super League.

Season summary[edit]

For this season, the Leeds club added 'Rhinos' to their name for the first time.

During the year a secondary title, known as the Stone's Premiership, was also played for the last time on Sunday 28 September, with the final being contested between Wigan Warriors and St. Helens with Wigan coming out victorious 33-20 after a Harry Sunderland Trophy-winning performance by captain Andy Farrell.[1]

At the end of the season Bradford Bulls were crowned League champions by virtue of finishing the season at the top of the table.[2]

At the end of the 1997 season the Paris Saint-Germain club was dissolved. A post-season Super League Test series between Australia and Great Britain was also held in England.

Super League II Table[edit]

Final Standings

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 22 20 0 2 769 397 +372 40
2 London Broncos 22 15 3 4 616 418 +198 33
3 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 22 14 1 7 592 506 +86 29
4 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 22 14 0 8 683 398 +285 28
5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 22 13 1 8 544 463 +81 27
6 Redscolours.svg Salford Reds 22 11 0 11 428 495 -67 22
7 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 22 8 2 12 524 549 -49 18
8 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 22 9 0 13 415 574 -159 18
9 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 22 8 0 14 437 647 -210 16
10 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 22 5 2 15 334 515 -181 12
11 Paris Saint-Germain 22 6 0 16 362 572 -210 12
12 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Bears 22 4 1 17 461 631 -170 9
Champions Relegated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Hadfield (29 September 1997) Farrell keeps Wigan's trophy cabinet stocked The Independent
  2. ^ "Bradford Bulls Honours List". Bradford Bulls official website. 2007-01-26. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 

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