2009 Super League season results

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2009 Super League season results details the regular season and play-off match results of Super League XIV.

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

  • The first full round of the season, two games (one each from rounds 3 and 17) having been played the weekend before.
  • Bradford and Hull KR played out the first draw of the season at the Grattan Stadium.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 18 – 10 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 13 February, 20:00 GMT KC Stadium Phil Bentham 14,573
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 18 – 4 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 13 February, 20:00 GMT Headingley Carnegie Stadium Steve Ganson 15,643
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 26 – 14 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 13 February, 20:00 GMT GPW Recruitment Stadium Ian Smith 17,009
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 8 – 30 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 14 February, 17:00 GMT Stade Gilbert Brutus Gareth Hewer 7,520
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 28 – 16 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders 14 February, 19:30 GMT The Willows Thierry Alibert 4,026
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 13 – 13 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 15 February, 15:00 GMT Grattan Stadium Ben Thaler 12,141
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 8 – 12 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 15 February, 15:30 GMT The Jungle Jamie Leahy 7,049
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 1". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 2[edit]

  • The fixture between Harlequins and Bradford will be played at another time during the course of the season. It was originally scheduled to be played before Round 1 to accommodate a friendly with Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on Round 2 weekend but was postponed because a frozen pitch at The Twickenham Stoop. The match was rearranged for 8 August, to coincide with the semifinal stage of the 2009 Challenge Cup, in which both sides were knocked-out in Round 4.
  • Leeds maintained their 100% winning start to the season with a hard-fought victory over Hull KR.
  • Wigan fell to Castleford in their third successive loss - their worst start to a season in 24 years, and their worst ever start in the Super League.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 10 – 19 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 20 February, 20:00 GMT Craven Park Phil Bentham 8,623
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 22 – 28 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 20 February, 20:00 GMT JJB Stadium Steve Ganson 12,079
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 20 – 28 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 21 February, 18:00 GMT Brewery Field Jamie Leahy 5,272
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 20 – 40 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 21 February, 18:00 GMT Halliwell Jones Stadium Jason Robinson 7,947
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 6 – 23 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 22 February, 15:00 GMT Galpharm Stadium Thierry Alibert 11,338
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 29 – 10 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 22 February, 15:30 GMT Belle Vue Ian Smith 6,578
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 18 – 42 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 8 August, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Ian Smith 3,112
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 2". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 3[edit]

  • The Leeds vs Celtic fixture was the first fixture of the season, played before Round 1 in order to accommodate Leeds's World Club Challenge fixture against Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles during the Round 3 weekend. Leeds started the defence of their Super League title with a victory over the Crusaders, who were making their Super League début.
  • Hull KR became the first team to win a match by a single point in the 2009 season.
  • 19 year old Shaun Ainscough picked up Wigan's Man of the Match award for his second match in-a-row.
  • Castleford became the first team of the season to score 50 points or more .
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 28 – 6 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 6 February, 20:00 GMT Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ben Thaler 14,827
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 12 – 16 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 February, 20:00 GMT Grattan Stadium Steve Ganson 10,186
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 28 – 12 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 February, 20:00 GMT KC Stadium Ben Thaler 12,482
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 19 – 20 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 February, 20:00 GMT GPW Recruitment Stadium Ian Smith 11,830
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 48 – 22 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 February, 20:00 GMT Belle Vue Phil Bentham 5,169
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 18 – 24 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 28 February, 17:30 GMT Twickenham Stoop Thierry Alibert 3,883
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 52 – 16 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 28 February, 18:00 GMT The Jungle Gareth Hewer 7,052
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 3". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 4[edit]

  • Celtic and St Helens take part in the lowest-scoring match in Super League history, and the first to be 0-0 at half-time.
  • Hull FC and Leeds both continue their unbeaten start to the season, while Celtic and Warrington fail to register their first points, despite running St Helens and Leeds (respectively) close.
  • Bradford hooker Wayne Godwin suffers a broken leg in the match against Wigan.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 20 – 24 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 6 March, 20:00 GMT Galpharm Stadium Ian Smith 10,459
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 18 – 48 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 6 March, 20:00 GMT The Willows Jamie Leahy 3,367
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 44 – 10 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 7 March, 17:30 GMT JJB Stadium Ben Thaler 12,588
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 22 – 24 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 7 March, 18:00 GMT Stade Gilbert Brutus Richard Silverwood 8,150
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 0 – 4 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 7 March, 18:00 GMT Brewery Field Phil Bentham 6,351
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 31 – 18 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 8 March, 15:00 GMT Craven Park Thierry Alibert 9,038
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 14 – 20 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 8 March, 15:00 GMT Halliwell Jones Stadium Steve Ganson 9,863
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 4". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 5[edit]

  • Hull FC and Leeds both extend their winning start to 5 wins from 5 games, while at the other end of the table, Celtic and Warrington both continue their losing streak, and have now lost all of their first 5 games of the season.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 34 – 10 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 13 March, 20:00 GMT Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ian Smith 17,677
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 38 – 12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 13 March, 20:00 GMT GPW Recruitment Stadium Richard Silverwood 9,723
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 60 – 8 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 14 March, 15:00 GMT Twickenham Stoop Thierry Alibert 3,206
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 24 – 26 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 14 March, 18:00 GMT The Jungle Steve Ganson 6,572
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 48 – 18 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 15 March, 15:00 GMT Craven Park Ben Thaler 8,046
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 24 – 36 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 15 March, 15:00 GMT Grattan Stadium Phil Bentham 11,327
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 30 – 10 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 15 March, 15:30 GMT Belle Vue James Child 4,807
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 5". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 6[edit]

  • Hull FC and Leeds both lose, breaking the two remaining 100% season records.
  • Warrington win their first game of the season.
  • The Celtic vs Wakefield match was postponed 40 minutes before the scheduled kick-off due to "unforeseen circumstances". Later, it was announced that one of Wakefield's players, Leon Walker, had collapsed and died during their reserves match earlier in the day, and this was the reason for the postponement.[1] The match was rearranged to coincide with the quarterfinal stage of the 2009 Challenge Cup, in which both sides had already been knocked-out.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 18 – 19 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 20 March, 20:00 GMT KC Stadium Thierry Alibert 14,028
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 26 – 18 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 20 March, 20:00 GMT GPW Recruitment Stadium Phil Bentham 13,966
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 12 – 38 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 20 March, 20:00 GMT The Willows Gareth Hewer 7,016
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 24 – 30 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 21 March, 17:00 GMT Stade Gilbert Brutus Ian Smith 7,620
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 46 – 6 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 22 March, 15:00 GMT Galpharm Stadium Ben Thaler 6,356
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 24 – 12 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 22 March, 15:00 GMT Halliwell Jones Stadium Richard Silverwood 8,457
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 6 – 50 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 30 May, 19:00 BST Brewery Field Ben Thaler 2,089
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 6". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 7[edit]

  • A minute's silence was held before each match this round in memory of Leon Walker.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 42 – 14 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 March, 20:00 GMT Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ben Thaler 13,425
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 18 – 42 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 27 March, 20:00 GMT Belle Vue Thierry Alibert 6,038
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 8 – 22 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 March, 20:00 GMT JJB Stadium Phil Bentham 11,670
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 22 – 12 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 28 March, 18:00 GMT Twickenham Stoop Richard Silverwood 3,593
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 48 – 12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 29 March, 15:00 BST Craven Park Steve Ganson 8,104
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 – 22 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 29 March, 15:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Ian Smith 7,854
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 28 – 26 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 29 March, 15:30 BST The Jungle Gareth Hewer 9,185
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 7". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 8[edit]

  • This round saw the traditional Easter derbies, with Wigan taking on St Helens, Leeds travelling to Bradford, Castleford hosting Wakefield, and both Hull clubs meeting at the KC Stadium.
  • Bradford win their first home game of the season, with Leeds being denied two tries from the video referee.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 12 – 19 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 9 April, 20:00 BST JJB Stadium Ben Thaler 22,332
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 24 – 28 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 9 April, 20:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Thierry Alibert 2,539
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 14 – 18 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 10 April, 13:00 BST KC Stadium Steve Ganson 22,337
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 18 – 16 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 10 April, 15:00 BST The Willows Jamie Leahy 6,150
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 30 – 10 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 10 April, 19:30 BST Galpharm Stadium Richard Silverwood 6,407
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 10 – 6 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 10 April, 20:00 BST Grattan Stadium Ian Smith 14,554
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 6 – 35 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 10 April, 20:00 BST The Jungle Phil Bentham 10,155
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 8". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 9[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 8 – 30 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 13 April, 14:00 BST Craven Park Ben Thaler 8,731
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 18 – 40 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 13 April, 15:00 BST Brewery Field Ian Smith 3,009
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 20 – 30 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 13 April, 15:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium James Child 14,381
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 44 – 22 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 13 April, 15:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Thierry Alibert 13,684
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 6 – 28 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 13 April, 15:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Steve Ganson 8,202
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 24 – 22 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 13 April, 15:30 BST Belle Vue Richard Silverwood 6,516
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 40 – 24 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 13 April, 17:20 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Phil Bentham 9,490
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 9". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 10[edit]

  • Chris Hicks claims a hat-trick and scores 30 points in a 22–58 defeat of Bradford at the Grattan Stadium.
  • St Helens become the first team to score 60 points or more in a single game, against Castleford.
  • Huddersfield's six-win run comes to an end against Super League champions, Leeds. On the other hand, Hull FC extend their losing run to six with a loss to Wakefield.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 22 – 58 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 17 April, 20:00 BST Grattan Stadium Thierry Alibert 8,643
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 14 – 21 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 17 April, 20:00 BST KC Stadium Gareth Hewer 11,975
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 38 – 6 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 18 April, 17:30 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Ben Thaler 8,327
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 6 – 34 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 18 April, 18:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Richard Silverwood 11,593
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 12 – 32 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 19 April, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Phil Bentham 3,492
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 44 – 10 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 19 April, 15:00 BST JJB Stadium Steve Ganson 12,371
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 22 – 68 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 19 April, 15:30 BST The Jungle Ian Smith 8,003
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 10". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 11[edit]

  • For the first time in over a year, since round 10 of Super League XIII, both St Helens and Leeds lose in the same round.
  • The top four teams in the league before this round; St Helens, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield, all lose their fixtures.
  • Shaun Ainscough scores 4 tries against Wakefield, while Chris Hicks scores a hat-trick for the second successive weekend, this time against Huddersfield.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 4 – 21 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 24 April, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Steve Ganson 13,912
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 30 – 34 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 24 April, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Richard Silverwood 14,000
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 14 – 18 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 25 April, 18:00 BST The Willows Jamie Leahy 4,165
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 22 – 34 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 26 April, 15:00 BST Brewery Field Thierry Alibert 2,857
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 44 – 10 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 26 April, 15:00 BST Craven Park Ian Smith 8,115
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 40 – 18 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 26 April, 15:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Phil Bentham 8,007
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 26 – 40 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 26 April, 15:30 BST Belle Vue Ben Thaler 5,521
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 11". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 12[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 16 – 24 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2 May, 15:00 BST Murrayfield Stadium Gareth Hewer 29,627*
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16 – 32 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2 May, 17:00 BST Murrayfield Stadium Ian Smith 29,627*
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 38 – 18 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 2 May, 19:00 BST Murrayfield Stadium Steve Ganson 29,627*
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 40 – 16 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 3 May, 12:30 BST Murrayfield Stadium Ben Thaler 30,122*
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 24 – 16 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 3 May, 14:45 BST Murrayfield Stadium Phil Bentham 30,122*
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 16 – 36 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 3 May, 17:00 BST Murrayfield Stadium Thierry Alibert 30,122*
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 28 – 36 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 3 May, 19:00 BST Murrayfield Stadium Richard Silverwood 30,122*
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 12". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

* The attendances displayed are total aggregate attendances for each of the two days.

Round 13[edit]

  • Celtic win their first ever Super League match, ending an 11-match losing sequence.
  • Following their win on the Friday night, Hull KR take top position in the league briefly, until St Helens regain top spot on Saturday evening.
  • Leeds beat Castleford with the last kick of the match, a penalty conceded on 79:57 and converted after the hooter sounded.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 22 – 24 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 15 May, 20:00 BST The Jungle Ian Smith 8,082
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 12 – 20 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 15 May, 20:00 BST JJB Stadium Richard Silverwood 13,415
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 16 – 18 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 16 May, 18:00 BST KC Stadium Steve Ganson 10,997
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 28 – 32 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 16 May, 18:15 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Phil Bentham 9,065
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 4 – 24 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 17 May, 15:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Thierry Alibert 6,903
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 24 – 17 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 17 May, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Ben Thaler 3,612
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 24 – 30 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 17 May, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium James Child 7,602

Round 14[edit]

  • Hull KR record their sixth win in a row, after a home victory to Castleford, who have failed to win a game during regular time in four matches.
  • Bradford lose to both of Super League XIV's newly promoted sides, Celtic and Salford respectively, in successive weeks.
  • Wigan's defeat at Warrington means they have never won at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in a professional match to date since the stadium's opening in 2004.
  • In the first ever Super League match not to feature an English side, Celtic's hapless form at home continues with a defeat to Catalans, bringing their Brewery Field 2009 record to five defeats out of five.
  • David Hodgson claims a hat-trick and Huddersfield score ten tries as Wakefield lose five matches in a row, this being their worst defeat since Round 24 of Super League X in terms of defeat margin.
  • Keith Senior scores twice in his 300th match for Leeds, who comfortably beat Hull FC at Headingley.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 16 – 6 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 22 May, 20:00 BST Craven Park Gareth Hewer 8,104
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 22 – 12 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 22 May, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Steve Ganson 9,359
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 18 – 10 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 22 May, 20:00 BST The Willows Phil Bentham 4,383
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 16 – 8 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 22 May, 20:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Ben Thaler 10,718
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 18 – 30 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 23 May, 18:00 BST Brewery Field Richard Silverwood 2,927
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 6 – 54 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 24 May, 15:30 BST Belle Vue Phil Bentham 5,037
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 46 – 16 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 26 May, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Thierry Alibert 15,929

Round 15[edit]

  • Catalans record only their second ever win against Leeds, thanks to a try awarded by the video referee after the full eighty minutes had elapsed.
  • Warrington extend their winning streak to five after defeating Castleford.
  • Wigan claim their second home win over Salford in as many weekends, following their victory in the Challenge Cup seven days earlier.
  • Hull FC's home form continues to decline, after a defeat to St Helens means they have lost all of their last six matches at the KC Stadium.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 22 – 6 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 5 June, 20:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Richard Silverwood 6,346
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 34 – 18 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 5 June, 20:00 BST The Willows Ian Smith 11,550
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 6 – 30 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 5 June, 20:00 BST KC Stadium Phil Bentham 12,009
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 26 – 6 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 6 June, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Jamie Leahy 2,245
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 32 – 30 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 6 June, 17:15 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Steve Ganson 7,913
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 18 – 34 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 6 June, 17:45 BST The Jungle Ben Thaler 5,628
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 36 – 22 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 7 June, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium Thierry Alibert 8,387

Round 16[edit]

  • A test match between France and England is played in Paris over this weekend. Players on international duty miss their respective club's matches. Due to the test, and because ten Catalans players were selected for France,[3] the round's fixture between Catalans and Salford was rearranged for 7 August.[4]
  • Craig Stapleton is sent off for using foul and abusive language in Salford's match against Catalans.[5]
  • Castleford drop out of the play-off places on points difference after a heavy defeat to St Helens.
  • The first Super League home win at Brewery Field comes with defeat of Wigan.
  • For the fiftieth year in a row, Huddersfield fail to win at Headingley. Leeds leapfrog Hull KR for second place.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 10 – 40 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 12 June, 20:00 BST Craven Park Phil Bentham 7,874
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 50 – 10 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 12 June, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Ian Smith 9,680
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 37 – 22 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 13 June, 18:00 BST Belle Vue Ben Thaler 4,721
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 22 – 16 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 13 June, 18:00 BST Brewery Field Steve Ganson 5,253
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 10 – 21 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 14 June, 15:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Richard Silverwood 9,606
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 20 – 12 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 14 June, 15:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Thierry Alibert 14,934
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 16 – 18 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 7 August, 20:00 BST The Willows Phil Bentham 3,475

Round 17[edit]

"Perpignan has a population of a little over 100,000 but there are three million inhabitants in Barcelona which is a two hours drive at the moment and will become much closer when the high-speed link is completed."

– Christophe Levy, Catalans Dragons general manager[6]
  • Catalans' home match against the Warrington was rearranged to take place in Spain, at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, the venue for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The aim was to spread the sport of rugby league into Catalonia, in what the Catalans' general manager described as the club's "Magic Weekend".[6] Over 15,000 advance tickets were sold.[6]
  • The Wigan vs Wakefield fixture was played before Round 1, due to maintenance work at the JJB Stadium during the month of June in anticipation of the upcoming Premier League season, in which Wigan Athletic F.C. play in sharing the same stadium. Both clubs had a week's break over this round's weekend as a result.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 6 – 12 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 8 February, 15:00 GMT JJB Stadium Ian Smith 14,377
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 6 – 13 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 19 June, 20:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Steve Ganson 6,010
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 14 – 12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 19 June, 20:00 BST KC Stadium Phil Bentham 11,218
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 18 – 32 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 20 June, 18:00 BST Brewery Field James Child 3,015
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 14 – 48 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 20 June, 18:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Ian Smith 4,378
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 12 – 24 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 20 June, 18:00 BST Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Thierry Alibert 18,150
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 18 – 44 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 21 June, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium Ben Thaler 10,599
Source: "Super League XIV 2009 - Round 17". Rugby League Project. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.

Round 18[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 33 – 20 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 26 June, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Phil Bentham 17,824
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 30 – 0 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 26 June, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Gareth Hewer 8,684
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 10 – 34 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 26 June, 20:00 BST The Willows Ben Thaler 3,721
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 20 – 22 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 June, 18:00 BST The Jungle Ian Smith 5,508
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 24 – 12 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 28 June, 15:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Steve Ganson 9,170
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 20 – 18 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 28 June, 15:30 BST Belle Vue Richard Silverwood 5,079
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 28 – 36 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 28 June, 18:15 BST Craven Park Thierry Alibert 9,007

Round 19[edit]

  • David Howell of Harlequins becomes the first player of the season to be sent off, in Quins' match against Wigan at the JJB.
  • Keith Senior, who holds the record for most Super League appearances, plays and scores in his 500th professional match.[7]
  • Jean-Philippe Baile picks up a hat-trick for Catalans as Hull KR lose their third game in a row and consequently drop to fourth in the table.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 20 – 10 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 3 July, 20:00 BST The Willows James Child 4,808
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 40 – 12 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 3 July, 20:00 BST JJB Stadium Steve Ganson 14,977
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 30 – 43 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 4 July, 17:00 BST KC Stadium Ian Smith 11,780
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 6 – 22 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 4 July, 18:00 BST Brewery Field Thierry Alibert 3,231
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 23 – 12 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 4 July, 20:00 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Richard Silverwod 9,073
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 38 – 40 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 5 July, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium Ben Thaler 8,971
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 30 – 14 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 5 July, 15:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Phil Bentham 7,486

Round 20[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 24 – 22 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 10 July, 20:00 BST JJB Stadium Ben Thaler 11,543
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 30 – 32 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 10 July, 20:00 BST Belle Vue Steve Ganson 6,425
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 16 – 32 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 11 July, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Thierry Alibert 3,916
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 26 – 40 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 11 July, 18:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Richard Silverwood 12,075
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 25 – 12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 11 July, 18:00 BST Brewery Field Phil Bentham 3,009
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 32 – 12 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 12 July, 15:00 BST Craven Park Ian Smith 8,206
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 40 – 18 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 12 July, 15:30 BST The Jungle Jamie Leahy 8,297

Round 21[edit]

  • With normal kicker Kyle Eastmond out due to mumps, Paul Wellens misses all six of his attempts at goal in a game St Helens lose.
  • Leeds come from behind against Hull KR, to end the round level on points with league leaders St Helens.
  • Hull FC bounce back from three straight defeats with a win against Celtic at home.
  • Six Catalans players score tries as Harlequins suffer their fifth successive defeat.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 22 – 6 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 17 July, 20:00 BST KC Stadium James Child 10,397
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 24 – 14 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 17 July, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ben Thaler 16,192
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 20 – 22 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 17 July, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Thierry Alibert 8,651
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 12 – 18 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 17 July, 20:00 BST The Willows Gareth Hewer 3,487
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 14 – 20 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 19 July, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium Richard Silverwood 9,487
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 28 – 10 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 19 July, 15:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Ian Smith 7,107
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 38 – 16 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 19 July, 17:30 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Steve Ganson 8,324

Round 22[edit]

  • Harlequins drop out of the play-offs for the first time all season, and because of their defeat to St Helens, only five teams remain with a positive points difference.
  • Steve Menzies of Bradford becomes the first Super League player to contract swine flu.[8]
  • In the last match at the JJB Stadium before its name change on 1 August over 20,000 attendees see Wigan defeat Leeds, the tenth such attendance in the stadium's Super League history.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 28 – 10 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 24 July, 20:00 BST JJB Stadium Phil Bentham 20,295
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 24 – 44 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 25 July, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop James Child 4,258
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 24 – 18 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 25 July, 18:00 BST Craven Park Richard Silverwood 9,450
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 12 – 34 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 25 July, 18:00 BST Brewery Field Thierry Alibert 3,089
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 62 – 20 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 26 July, 15:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Ben Thaler 8,906
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 36 – 12 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 26 July, 15:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Phil Bentham 5,823
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 12 – 20 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 26 July, 15:00 BST Belle Vue Ian Smith 8,371

Round 23[edit]

  • For the sixth consecutive year, Wigan fail to win at Knowsley Road.
  • Hull FC become the second team to be 'nilled' this season, as Celtic get 'nilled' for the third time.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 10 – 6 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 31 July, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Ben Thaler 15,563
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 24 – 30 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 31 July, 20:00 BST The Willows James Child 3,151
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 0 – 24 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 31 July, 20:00 BST KC Stadium Steve Ganson 11,191
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 24 – 22 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 1 August, 18:30 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ian Smith 13,386
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 34 – 0 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 1 August, 20:00 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Richard Silverwood 6,874
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 28 – 46 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 2 August, 12:00 BST The Jungle Thierry Alibert 8,709
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 14 – 22 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2 August, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium Phil Bentham 7,813

Round 24[edit]

  • Leeds become the first team to score 70 or more points in a match this season.
  • Wigan beat Warrington in the first game since the JJB Stadium was renamed as the DW Stadium.
  • Danny Brough is sent off for dissent, having already been sin-binned earlier in the match, during Wakefield's defeat of Celtic.[9]
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 76 – 12 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 14 August, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ben Thaler 16,931
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 36 – 16 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 14 August, 20:00 BST DW Stadium Richard Silverwood 13,452
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 22 – 26 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 15 August, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Thierry Alibert 2,612
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 18 – 6 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 15 August, 20:15 BST Stade de la Méditerranée Ian Smith 9,800
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 26 – 10 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 16 August, 15:00 BST Craven Park Steve Ganson 8,976
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 46 – 12 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 16 August, 15:30 BST Belle Vue James Child 7,893
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 18 – 28 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 16 August, 19:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Phil Bentham 7,982

Round 25[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 26 – 6 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 21 August, 20:00 BST KC Stadium Phil Bentham 15,592
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 12 – 10 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 21 August, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Ian Smith 8,708
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 10 – 14 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 21 August, 20:00 BST The Willows Jamie Leahy 4,224
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 28 – 40 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 21 August, 20:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Ben Thaler 8,681
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 0 – 68 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 22 August, 18:00 BST Brewery Field Thierry Alibert 5,597
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 42 – 18 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 23 August, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium Richard Silverwood 7,919
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 26 – 29 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 23 August, 19:00 BST The Jungle Steve Ganson 6,574

Round 26[edit]

  • In an ill-tempered affair, Leeds pull ahead of St Helens on points at the top of the table with only one round of the regular season remaining.
  • Wigan's win over Hull FC guarantees them a home tie in the first weekend of the play-offs (as they are now sure to finish 5th or 6th in the table), while Hull FC now have no chance of making the play-offs.
  • Clint Newton scores a hat-trick in a win that maintains Hull KR's 3rd spot, and leaves Warrington struggling to qualify for the play-offs.
  • Like Wigan, Wakefield's win guarantees them 5th or 6th spot, and a home tie in the first round of the play-offs.
  • Huddersfield keep up the pressure on Hull KR with a win over Celtic.
  • After a sub-standard season, Bradford keep their play-off hopes alive with a win over Salford.
  • Castleford guarantee themselves a place in the play-offs, at the expense of Harlequins, who now look unlikely to qualify.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 18 – 10 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 4 September, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Phil Bentham 19,997
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 34 – 22 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 4 September, 20:00 BST DW Stadium Ben Thaler 12,491
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 40 – 16 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 5 September, 17:30 BST Craven Park Richard Silverwood 8,579
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 20 – 34 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 5 September, 17:45 BST Stade Gilbert Brutus Ian Smith 8,755
Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 16 – 42 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 5 September, 18:00 BST Brewery Field Steve Ganson 1,988
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 44 – 18 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 6 September, 15:00 BST Grattan Stadium James Child 8,167
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 0 – 48 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 6 September, 15:00 BST Twickenham Stoop Thierry Alibert 3,824

Round 27[edit]

  • Leeds secure the League Leaders' Shield for the first time since 2004 with a close victory over Salford.
  • Catalans secure a play-off position by beating St Helens.
  • Despite winning their fifth game in a row, Bradford fail to make the play-offs.
  • Huddersfield beat Wigan to secure 3rd place in the final table.
  • Castleford's victory over Celtic guarantees them 7th place in the table.
Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 18 – 21 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 11 September, 20:00 BST KC Stadium Richard Silverwood 10,412
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 12 – 24 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 11 September, 20:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Ben Thaler 8,268
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 24 – 30 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 11 September, 20:00 BST The Willows Thierry Alibert 6,101
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 24 – 10 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 12 September, 18:00 BST Belle Vue Steve Ganson 6,328
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 48 – 16 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 13 September, 15:00 BST Galpharm Stadium Ian Smith 8,988
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 44 – 34 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 13 September, 15:00 BST Halliwell Jones Stadium Phil Bentham 10,387
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 35 – 22 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 13 September, 15:30 BST The Jungle James Child 6,547

Final table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 21 0 6 805 453 +352 42
2 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 27 19 0 8 733 466 +267 38
3 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 18 0 9 690 416 +274 36
4 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 27 17 1 9 650 516 +134 35
5 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 16 0 11 685 609 +76 32
6 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 15 0 12 659 551 +108 30
7 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 14 0 13 645 702 –57 28
8 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 13 0 14 613 660 –47 26
9 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 12 1 14 653 668 –15 25
10 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 12 0 15 649 705 –56 24
11 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 11 0 16 591 691 –100 22
12 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 27 10 0 17 502 623 –121 20
13 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 7 0 20 456 754 –298 14
14 Cruscolours.svg Celtic Crusaders 27 3 0 24 357 874 –517 6
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs

Source: superleague.co.uk.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.


Progression table[edit]

  • Green cells indicate teams in play-off places at the end of the round. An underlined number indicates the team finished first in the table in that round.
  • Note: Table is in round-by-round format, and does not necessarily follow chronological order. Rearranged fixtures are treated as though they were played on their respective rounds' weekends. Rearranged fixtures:
    • Harlequins RL vs Bradford Bulls, Round 2
    • Leeds Rhinos vs Celtic Crusaders, Round 3
    • Celtic Crusaders vs Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Round 6
    • Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Round 17
  Team Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 2 4 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 18 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 2 4 6 8 10 10 12 12 12 14 14 16 18 20 20 22 24 26
3 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 1 1 3 5 7 7 9 11 11 13 15 17 19 21 21 21 23 23
4 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 2 2 4 4 6 8 10 12 14 14 14 16 16 18 20 20 20 22
5 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 2 2* 4* 6* 6* 8* 8* 10* 10* 12* 14* 16* 16* 18* 20* 20* 20*
6 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield 0 2 4 4 6 8 8 10 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 16 18 20
7 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 4 6 8 8 10 12 14 14 16 18
8 Wigancolours.svg Wigan 0 0 2 4 4 6 6 6 6 8 10 12 12 12 14 14 14 16
9 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 2 4 6 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 14 14 14 14 14 16 16
10 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 0 2 4 6 6 8 10 10 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 16 16
11 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 6 8 8 8 8 10 12 12* 14*
12 Bullscolours.svg Bradford 1 1* 1* 1* 3* 3* 5* 5* 5* 7* 9* 9* 9* 11* 13* 13* 13*
13 Redscolours.svg Salford 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 8 10 10 10* 10*
14 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 4 4

*: Indicates team has a game in-hand due to a postponed match

Play-offs[edit]

The 2009 Super League play-offs took place in September and October 2009. They decided which two teams contested the Grand Final.

Format[edit]

Super League has used a play-off system since Super League III in 1998. When introduced, 5 teams qualified for the play-offs, which was subsequently expanded to 6 teams in 2002. For the first time, eight teams will compete in the play-offs in 2009.[10]

Following the final round of matches, all eight play-off teams will be decided. The 2009 play-offs see the introduction of a system where the winning team from week one with the highest League placing will be allowed to select their opponents for week three.[10] Except this choosing opportunity, the new format follows the play-off system of the Australian Football League.

Super League XIV Play-offs bracket
  Qualifying / Elimination play-offs Preliminary semi-finals Qualifying semi-finals Grand Final
                                         
  QPO1:    
1  Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 44  
4  HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 8     PSF1:    
             Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 6    
EPO1:          Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 16       QSF1: Leeds selected Catalans[11]
5  Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16            Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27  
8  Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 25            Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 20     GF: 10 October, Old Trafford
         Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 18
  EPO2:       QSF2:        Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 10
6  Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 18          Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 14  
7  Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 12     PSF2:          Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 10  
       HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 16    
QPO2:          Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 30    
2  Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 15    
3  Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 2    
   
Key:          Losing team progressing      Winning team progressing      Winning team's progression chosen

Week 1. Qualifying/Elimination play-offs: Fixtures decided by regular reason finishing positions. Higher ranked teams play lower ranked teams. Higher ranked teams receive home ground advantage.
Week 2. Preliminary semi-finals: Fixtures decided by regular season finishing positions. Higher ranked teams play lower ranked teams. Higher ranked teams receive home ground advantage.
Week 3. Qualifying semi-finals: Winners of Qualifying play-offs play winners of Qualifying semi-finals. Fixtures decided by Club Call. Winners of Qualifying play-offs receive home ground advantage.

Qualifying and Elimination Finals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 44 – 8 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 18 September, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Steve Ganson 11,220
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 15 – 2 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 19 September, 18:00 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Richard Silverwood 6,157
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16 – 25 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 19 September, 20:00 BST Belle Vue Phil Bentham 4,008
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 18 – 12 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 20 September, 19:00 BST DW Stadium Ian Smith 8,689
Eliminated: Wakefield, Castleford
  • Chev Walker suffers a compound fracture of his leg as Leeds beat Hull KR, to progress to the Qualifying Semi-Finals.
  • St Helens and Leeds progressed directly to week three.

Preliminary Semi-Finals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 6 – 16 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 25 September, 20:00 BST Galpharm Stadium S Ganson 4,263
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 10 – 30 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 26 September, 17:30 BST Craven Park R Silverwood 8,162
Eliminated: Huddersfield, Hull KR

Semi-Finals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 – 20 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 2 October, 20:00 BST Headingley Carnegie Stadium Richard Silverwood 13,409
Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 14 – 10 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 3 October, 17:30 BST GPW Recruitment Stadium Steve Ganson 13,087
Eliminated: Catalans, Wigan
  • Under the rules of the Super League play-off system, Leeds were awarded a "club call", which allowed them to decide which of the winners from the Preliminary Semi-Finals they played.
  • Leeds choose to play Catalans Dragons.

Grand Final[edit]

Club 1 Score Club 2 Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 18 – 10 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC 10 October, 18:05[12] BST Old Trafford, Manchester Steve Ganson 63,259[13]

See also[edit]

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