Grand Final

  • Old Trafford To Host Grand Final Until 2017

    Super League has agreed a new deal with Manchester United to secure Old Trafford as the venue for the Grand Final for a further four seasons until 2017. Nigel Wood, Super League chief executive, said: "The Super League Grand Final is a world class sporting event and I am delighted that we have reached agreement with Manchester United for it to remain in a world class venue. The first Super League Grand Final was played at Old Trafford in 1998 but the stadium has provided the backdrop for so...

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  • Grand Final To Stay At Old Trafford Until 2020

    Super League (Europe) Ltd and Manchester United have agreed for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at Old Trafford for another three years until 2020. The Betfred Super League semi-Finals take place this week with league leaders Castleford Tigers facing St Helens on Thursday (7.45pm) and Leeds Rhinos take on this year’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners, Hull FC on Friday (7.45pm) with the winners securing their place in the Grand Final on Saturday, October 7th. Super League c...

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  • Super League Grand Final To Draw Biggest Ever Crowd

    This weekend’s Super League Grand Final between Wigan and Leeds will be played out in front of a record crowd after tickets officially sold out on Tuesday. It is the first time that a crowd of more than 73,000 will be watching rugby league’s showpiece occasion at Old Trafford and the attendance will surpass the previous Grand Final record of 72,582 for St Helens v Hull in 2006. The gate for the 2014 Super League Grand Final between Wigan and St Helens was 70,102 and Super League general mana...

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  • Europe 7s Grand Prix Returns To Sandy Park

    Exeter's Sandy Park will once again host the Final leg of the Rugby Europe 2016 Grand PRIX 7s series. The 2016 leg of the tournament will take place on July 9 and 10 - with competing teams confirmed in due course. Thousands of spectators packed into the Devon venue for this year’s hugely successful event, which brought together Europe’s top 12 countries for two days of sevens action. Speaking about the news, Exeter Chiefs chief executive Tony Rowe OBE said: “As a club we're delighted t...

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  • Sandy Park To Host Euro 7s Grand Prix Leg

    Sandy Park has been confirmed as the venue for the third leg of Rugby Europe's 2015 Grand Prix 7s series. Following the Manchester leg of the 2014 series, which took place at Sale Sharks' AJ Bell Stadium, the Rugby Football Union is again hosting the Final stage of the competition, which is run by Rugby Europe. The home of the Exeter Chiefs will play host over the weekend of July 11-12 2015, with Olympic qualification on the line for competing nations. Should England fall outside the top four o...

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  • RFL Confirm Newcastle, Old Trafford And Wembley For Marquee 2018 Events

    The Rugby Football League have announced ticket details for their three marquee events for 2018: the Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley and the Dacia Magic Weekend which will be hosted by Newcastle’s St James’ Park for the fourth time. Following a sell-out crowd of 72,897 at this year’s Final, the Betfred Super League Grand Final will once again take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 13th. The iconic Wembley Stadium conne...

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  • Challenge Cup Keeps Them Coming Back

    ... talk to Rugby League fans before the Challenge Cup Final. 78,482 fans attended the game which was held at the Wembley Stadium which has a capacity of 90,000. 64% of those questioned believed that the cup Final is a bigger occasion than the Super League Grand Final. 58% believed that they would spend in between £50 and £100 on the day including their ticket. With 70% opting to use public transport and 62% travelling straight home after the game rather than staying the night.  92% of those ask...

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  • First Pick To BT Sport In Historic New European Agreement With Sky

    ... on Wednesday were dashed by 11th-hour demands from the Italian Rugby Federation for more time to consider the detail of the agreement.Please click here to read full article...Meanwhile, in other broadcasting news, the 2014 Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final and the Kingstone Press Championship One Grand Final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds on Sunday October 5. Sky Sports will show the highly anticipated Championship One Grand Final, the winn...

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  • Grand Final Tickets Selling Fast After Disappointing Play-Off Crowds

    The RFL has revealed that ticket sales for this season's Super League Grand Final were 10,000 up on the same period last year prior to the semi-Finals last weekend after a disappointing set of play-off crowds that are down by 29 per cent compared to five years ago. The fact that close rivals Wigan and St Helens won their respective semi-Finals is likely to be good news for ticket sales as well and could lead to an improvement on the 66,281 crowd that watched Wigan beat Warrington 30-16 in the Gr...

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  • £1m Grand Slam Bonus On Offer For Six Nations Winners

    Competing nations will be playing for a £1m Grand Slam bonus when the Six Nations kicks off in Cardiff on Friday evening. Peter Jackson in The Rugby Paper reports that the tournament, which keeps soaring in commercial value, will this year offer prize money totalling almost £13m. For the first time, a team winning all five matches will scoop more than a third of the jackpot at around £4.6m. The difference between unbeaten champions and runners-up this year could be as wide as £1.8m with seco...

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