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Super League is the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern hemisphere.

Background

Began in 1996, The Super League is the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern hemisphere with twelve teams, eleven from England and one from France. Canadian and Welsh clubs that also compete in the Rugby Football League can also qualify. With a history of 8 titles, Leeds Rhinos are the most successful club in the Super League era while Wigan Warriors are the most successful club overall having won 21 British Championships.

The current clubs are Castleford Tigers, Catalans Dragons, Huddersfield Giants, Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, Salford Red Devils, St. Helens, Wakefield Trinity, Warrington Wolves, Widnes Vikings and Wigan Warriors

Structure

The season runs from February and July and each team plays 23 games, 11 home and 11 away games plus a Magic Weekend game at a neutral venue. After 23 games, teams enter a Super 8 stage, the top eight play each other once more. The top four then enter the play-off series leading to the Grand Final which determines the champions. The bottom four teams go on to play the top four Championship teams in The Qualifiers to determine who will play in Super League the following season.

The main broadcast partner are Sky Sports for live matches and BBC for highlights.

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