Super League V

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Super League V
Super League V
League Super League
Duration 28 Rounds
Number of teams 12
Highest attendance 17,428
Wigan Warriors vs St Helens (9 July)
Lowest attendance 2,040
London Broncos vs Salford City Reds (12 Aug)
Aggregate attendance 1,245,720
(average 7,415)
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
2000 Season
Champions Saintscolours.svg St Helens
League Leaders Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
Man of Steel Saintscolours.svg Sean Long
Top point-scorer(s) Saintscolours.svg Sean Long (390)
Top try-scorer(s) Saintscolours.svg Sean Long (22)
Saintscolours.svg Tommy Martyn (22)
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Tetley's Bitter Super League was the official name for the year 2000's Super League championship season, the 106th season of top-level professional rugby league football in Britain, and the fifth championship run by Super League. The season culminated in the Grand Final between St Helens RLFC and Wigan Warriors, which St Helens won, claiming their second consecutive Championship.

Super League V Table[edit]

Regular Season Final Standings

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 28 24 1 3 960 405 +555 49
2 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 28 23 0 5 988 627 +361 46
3 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 28 20 3 5 1004 408 +596 43
4 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 28 17 0 11 692 626 +66 34
5 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 28 17 0 11 585 571 +14 34
6 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 28 13 0 15 735 817 -82 26
7 Hullcolours.svg Hull 28 12 1 15 630 681 -51 25
8 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 28 11 1 16 664 703 -39 23
9 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 28 10 0 18 542 910 -368 20
10 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 28 8 0 20 557 771 -214 16
11 London Broncos 28 6 0 22 456 770 -314 12
12 Giantscolours.svg Sheffeagles colours.svg Huddersfield-Sheffield 28 4 0 24 502 1026 -524 8
Play-offs

Play-offs[edit]

Further information: Super League play-offs
  Qualifying / Elimination play-offs Qualifying / Elimination semi-finals Final eliminator Grand Final
                                 
  QSF:
  1  Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 16  
       Saintscolours.svg St Helens 54         GF: 14 October 2000
               Saintscolours.svg St Helens 29
  QPO:         FE:      Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 16
  2  Saintscolours.svg St Helens 16          Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 40  
  3  Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 11     ESF:      Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 12
       Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 46  
  EPO:      Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 12
  4  Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 22  
  5  Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 14
   
Key:         Losing team progressing     Winning team progressing


Wide to West[edit]

St Helens, who finished second in the regular season table, hosted Bradford Bulls for the qualifying play-off in week one of the play-offs. One of Super League's most well known tries was scored in the final seconds of the match.[1] Bradford led the game 11–10 into the final minute when, deep in the St Helens half with the match seemingly lost, St Helens were awarded a penalty. The try scored on the second tackle by Chris Joynt became known as "Wide to West" due to the phrase being used in live commentary by Eddie Hemmings. St Helens won 16–11.

Eddie Hemmings and Mike Stephenson commentated for Sky Sports:[2]

Hemmings
It's gonna be the match for Bradford.
Stephenson
He's given a penalty.
Hemmings
Oh, he has.
Stephenson
He'd called held there. They're still not out of it. Oh, they've taken a short one, they know they've only got ten seconds. Will they get this play-the-ball in? They're holding him down.
Crowd
[counting down until the end of match] 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Hemmings
Sculthorpe wants to get on with it, Bradford: counting down.
Stephenson
Kick and chase now?
Hemmings
This is the last play. Long... kicks it wide to Iro. Iro to Hall. Hall is trapped. Back it goes to Hoppe. Over the shoulder to Hall. There is Jonkers. Here is Long, and Long fancies it. Long fancies it. It's wide to West. It's wide to West. Dwayne West. Inside to Joynt. Joynt. JOYNT. JOYNT! OH! OH! FANTASTIC!
Stephenson
I wouldn't believe it!
Hemmings
They've won it, they've won it, they've won it. Chris Joynt; Chris Joynt has won it. It is unbelievable here, it is, frankly, unbelievable. Chris Joynt has won the match for St Helens.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Andy (31 December 2009). "Rugby league in the noughties". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Commentators: Eddie Hemmings, Mike Stephenson (2000-09-22). "Sky Sports: Super League play-offs - St Helens vs Bradford Bulls". Season 2000. Sky Sports. Sky Sports 1.