Super League XXV

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Super League XXV
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2020 season
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Super League XXV, known as the Betfred Super League for sponsorship reasons, will be the 25th season of Super League and 126th season of rugby league in Great Britain. It will consist of ten professional rugby league teams from England, one from France, and one from Canada for the first time.[1] The annual Magic Weekend will be played at St James' Park, Newcastle.[2] The Grand Final will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester on 10 October 2020.[3] St Helens are the reigning champions going into Super League XXV.[4] The team that finishes bottom will be relegated to the RFL Championship.

Teams[edit]

Eleven of the twelve teams that participated in Super League XXIV will take part. London Broncos were relegated after finishing bottom of Super League XXIV.[5] They are replaced by the 2019 RFL Championship winners Toronto Wolfpack, who are playing in Super League for the first time since being founded in 2017.[1] Due to their home ground Lamport Stadium being unavailable due to the Canadian winter, Toronto will play their first three home games in England after initial plans to play them in European cities such as Dublin, Republic of Ireland or Barcelona, Spain.[4] The traditional two matches played on Good Friday and Easter Monday will be reduced to only one over the Easter weekend due to concerns over player welfare.[4] For the first time, all of the final fixtures of the season will kick off at the same time on the same day to ensure that no team has any advantage in terms of fighting against relegation or pushing for a play-off place.[6]. A change to the rules sees clubs able to name a squad of 21 players two days prior to matchdays rather than 19 in previous seasons. However, should a club add a player to the announced squad, they will lose one of their eight interchanges for the match in question (players on dual registration deals with lower league clubs are exempt) [7]



Legend
  Reigning Champions
  Previous season League Leaders
  Promoted
Team 2019 position Stadium Capacity City/Area
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers
(2020 season)
5th The Mend-A-Hose Jungle 12,000 [8] Castleford, West Yorkshire
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
(2020 season)
7th Stade Gilbert Brutus 13,000 [9] Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
(2020 season)
10th John Smith's Stadium 24,121[10] Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hullcolours.svg Hull
(2020 season)
6th KCOM Stadium 25,400[11] Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
(2020 season)
11th Lightstream Stadium 12,225[12] Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
(2020 season)
8th Headingley 21,062 [13] Leeds, West Yorkshire
Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils
(2020 season)
3rd (Runners up) AJ Bell Stadium 12,000[14] Salford, Greater Manchester
    Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
(2020 season)
1st (League leaders & champions) Totally Wicked Stadium 18,000[15] St. Helens, Merseyside
  New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack
(2020 season)
Promoted Lamport Stadium 9,600[16] Toronto, Canada
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
(2020 season)
9th Beaumont Legal Stadium 9,333[17] Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves
(2020 season)
4th Halliwell Jones Stadium 15,200[18] Warrington, Cheshire
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
(2020 season)
2nd DW Stadium 25,133[19] Wigan, Greater Manchester

Results[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 League Leaders' Shield/ Play-off Semi Final
2 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-off Qualifying Final
3 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Play-off Elimination Final
5 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegated to Championship
Source: [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bower, Aaron (2019-11-04). "Toronto to kick off with Headingley 'home game' against Castleford". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  2. ^ "Hull FC learn their Magic Weekend 2020 fate as fixtures announced". Hull Daily Mail. 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  3. ^ "St Helens' Super League fixtures for 2020". St Helens Reporter. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  4. ^ a b c "Super League 2020 fixtures: St Helens start v Salford, Toronto open v Castleford". BBC Sport. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  5. ^ Heppenstall, Ross (2019-09-13). "London Broncos relegated from Super League after Wakefield defeat". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  6. ^ "The big changes coming to the Super League fixture schedule in 2020". Hull Daily Mail. 2019-11-04. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  7. ^ "Clubs will lose interchange if pre-named squads are changed from 2020". BBC Sport. 2020-01-09. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  8. ^ "The Jungle (Wheldon Road)". castlefordtigers.com.
  9. ^ "Stade Gilbert Brutus". catalan dragons.com.
  10. ^ "Kirklees Stadium". johnsmithsstadium.com.
  11. ^ "KCOM Stadium". kcomstadium.com/.
  12. ^ "Craven Park, Hull". hullkr.co.uk.
  13. ^ "Headingley Rugby Stadium". therhinos.co.uk.
  14. ^ "AJ Bell Stadium". ajbellstadium.co.uk/.
  15. ^ "Totally Wicked Stadium". saintsrlfc.com.
  16. ^ "Lamport Stadium". toronto.ca.
  17. ^ "Belle Vue (Wakefield)". wakefieldtrinity.com.
  18. ^ "Halliwell Jones Stadium". halliwelljonesstadium.co.uk/.
  19. ^ "DW Stadium". dwstadium.com.