Super League VII

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Super League VII
Super League VII
League Super League
Duration 28 Rounds
Number of teams 12
Highest attendance 18,789
Wigan Warriors vs St Helens (8 Sept)
Lowest attendance 2,211
Salford City Reds vs London Broncos (19 May)
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
2002 Season
Champions Saintscolours.svg St Helens
League Leaders Saintscolours.svg St Helens
Man of Steel Saintscolours.svg Paul Sculthorpe
Top point-scorer(s) Bullscolours.svg Paul Deacon (301)
Top try-scorer(s) Quinscolours.svg Dennis Moran (22)
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from National League 1 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Relegated to National League 1 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds
< 2001 Seasons 2003 >

Tetley's Super League VII was the official name for the year 2002's Super League championship season, the 108th season of top-level professional rugby league held in Britain, and the seventh championship run by Super League. Twelve clubs from across England competed during the season, culminating in the Grand Final between St Helens and Bradford Bulls, which St Helens won, claiming their third premiership in four seasons.

Lee Briers of Warrington Wolves scored a record equalling 5 drop goals against Halifax Blue Sox in the Super League match on 25 May 2002.[1]

Table[edit]

Super League VII
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 28 23 0 5 927 522 +405 46
2 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 28 23 0 5 910 519 +391 46
3 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 28 19 1 8 817 475 +342 39
4 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 28 17 0 11 865 700 +165 34
5 Hullcolours.svg Hull 28 16 0 12 742 674 +68 32
6 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 28 14 2 12 736 615 +121 30
7 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 28 14 1 13 590 716 −126 29
8 London Broncos 28 13 1 14 661 635 +26 27
9 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 28 8 0 20 558 856 −298 16
10 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 28 7 0 21 483 878 −395 14
11 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 28 5 2 21 566 899 −333 12
12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 28 5 1 22 490 856 −366 11
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs
  Relegated

Source: Rugby League Project.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.

Play-offs[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

Operational rules[edit]

Salary cap limits were adjusted in an attempt to make Super League more competitive:[2]

  • The cap for money spent on players' salaries was set at £1.8 million per club from the 2002 season.[2] The previous limit had allowed the clubs to spend either £0.75 million per year or a higher amount as long as it was no more than 50% of the clubs "salary cap relevant income".[2]
  • The cap change allowed some clubs in Super League to spend more money on players than they had previously but forced a reduction in spending at others. Wigan Warriors were given 12 months' dispensation to spend up to £2.3 million due to existing contract commitments.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RFL All Time Records". Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b c Michael Fisher (2001-01-12). "Salary cap to be squeezed to £1.8m". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ John Whalley and Rob Wildman (2001-07-29). "RFL move to keep players". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-05-06.