Super League Preview & Betting Guide

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The 2024 Super League begins on the 15th February where Wigan Warriors will be the defending champions after defeating Catalan Dragons 10-2 in last year's Grand Final. That was Wigan's sixth Super League title.

Super League Preview & Betting Guide
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Super League 2024 Preview

Super League XXIX 10 Jul @ 12:20 - Grand Final Winner
Wigan 1.73
St Helens 4.00
Warrington 9.00
Hull KR 11.00
Catalan Dragons 11.00
Salford 34.00
Leigh 51.00
Leeds 51.00
Huddersfield 501.00

Wigan Warriors are favourites for Super League this year after winning their sixth title last year. 

St Helens were denied last season in their attempt at a sixth consecutive Super League title. Their season ended when defeated in the Play-Off semi-finals by Catalan 12-6. The Saints are clear second-favourite to regain the title .

Warrington Wolves are still looking for their first top-rank domestic title having finished runner-up on four occasions, most recently in 2018. Warrington improved on a dismal display in 2022 when they finished second last in the league table to make the play-offs in 2023. The Wolves lost out 16-8 to eventual runner-up St. Helens in the eliminator round.

Catalans Dragons will be playing in their seventeenth season in Super League and won the League Leader's Shield for the first time in 2021. They then went on to make the Super League Grand Final in 2021 and 2023, losing out to St. Helens in '21 and to Wigan last year.

Leeds Rhinos saw their record of eight Super League wins eclipsed when St Helens captured their ninth title in 2021. The Yorkshire team tried hard to get back parity at the top of the all-time Super League wins table in 2022 but ultimately lost out to the Saints in that year's final, 24-12. 2023 was a major disappointment for the Rhinos as they failed to make the play-offs having finished eighth in the league

The twelve-team Super League for 2024 is made up by Hull FC, Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, Hull Kingston Rovers, Salford Red Devils, Leigh Leopards and the newly prompted, London Broncos.

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Super League Format

  • Super League involves twelve teams that play each other twice in a home and away basis.
  • The 12 clubs also play an additional six fixtures on a loop format to bring the number of games played by each team in a season to 27
  • The 27 games includes the 'Magic Weekend' where one full round of fixtures take place over one weekend at one venue
  • 'Magic Weekend' in 2024 will take place on August 17-18 at Elland Road
  • At the end of the regular 27 fixture season, the top-six teams enter into the play-offs
  • The Play-Off format is as follows: 

Elimination Semi-Final A: The team that finished 3rd in the Regular Season V The team that finished 6th in the Regular Season. 

Elimination Semi-Final B: 4th team V 5th team.

Semi-Final 1: 1st ranked Regular Season team v Winner of Elimination Semi-Final A

Semi-Final 2: 2nd ranked Regular Season team v Winner of Elimination Semi-Final B

Final: Winner of Semi-Final 1 v Winner of Semi-Final 2

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Super League Previous Winners

Only four teams have won the Super League since its inception in 1996: St Helens, Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls. Below are details of the last twenty winners, who they beat in the final, final score and league leaders:

Year (Season)
Final Score
Runners Up
League Leaders
2023 (XXVII)
Wigan Warriors
Catalans Dragons
Wigan Warriors
2022 (XXVII)
St. Helens
Leeds Rhinos
St Helens
2021 (XXVI)
St. Helens
Catalans Dragons
Catalans Dragons
2020 (XXV)
St. Helens
Wigan Warriors
Wigan Warriors
2019 (XXIV)
St. Helens
Salford Red Devils
2018 (XXIII)
Wigan Warriors
Warrington Wolves
2017 (XXII)
Leeds Rhinos
Castleford Tigers
Castleford Tigers
2016 (XXI)
Wigan Warriors
Warrington Wolves
Warrington Wolves
2015 (XX)
Leeds Rhinos
Wigan Warriors
Leeds Rhinos
2014 (XIX)
Wigan Warriors
St. Helens
2013 (XVIII)
Wigan Warriors
Warrington Wolves
Huddersfield Giants
2012 (XVII)Leeds Rhinos26-18Warrington WolvesWigan Warriors
2011 (XVI)Leeds Rhinos32-16St. HelensWarrington Wolves
2010 (XV)Wigan Warriors22-10St. HelensWigan Warriors
2009 (XIV)Leeds Rhinos18-10St. HelensLeeds Rhinos
2008 (XIII)Leeds Rhinos24-16St. HelensSt. Helens
2007 (XII)Leeds Rhinos33-6St. HelensSt. Helens
2006 (XI)St. Helens26-4Hull FCSt. Helens
2005 (X)Bradford Bulls15-6Leeds RhinosSt. Helens
2004 (IX)Leeds Rhinos16-8Bradford BullsLeeds Rhinos

As you can see from above, being the league leader after the close of the regular season is something of a poisoned chalice with only eight of the twenty league leaders going on to actually lift the Super League trophy.

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Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. The data in this Super League Preview & Betting Guide is managed by James Banting who looks after the Rugby Tipsters and results in the Rugby Tips Section. Our Commercial Content Manager Luke Bradshaw-Lee is a keen Rugby fan; he fact checks the article for accuracy and publication. Together they produce our Rugby Union Previews and Rugby League Previews.

James Banting

James Banting

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James manages the Rugby tips and Tipsters and ensure all data is updated in this article regularly and ready for the next event
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Luke ensures the accuracy by fact checking the data and edits the copy for publication

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