League Leaders' Shield

  • Super League Prize Money Doubled For 2015

    Prize money for the leaders of the First Utility Super League is being doubled for 2015. St Helens pocketed just £50,000 for finishing top of the table in 2014 but the first winners of the League Leaders' Shield under the new structure will receive a cheque for £100,000. The clubs voted to change the prize money in order to reward consistency throughout the regular season and Super League general manager Blake Solly said it was important to make sure finishing first is more rewarding than ev...

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  • Warrington Post £250k Loss For 2016

    Warrington Wolves recorded a loss of more than £250,000 for the 2016 season. In accounts registered by Warrington Sports Holdings Ltd. the club posted pre-tax losses of £262,708 reported the Warrington Guardian. It is the first time since the 2011 season that Warrington Wolves have made a pre-tax loss. The club enjoyed a successful year on the pitch in 2016, winning the League Leaders Shield and reaching both the Super League Grand Final and the Challenge Cup Final. Turnover increased from £6...

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  • Super 8 Format Remains For 2018

    The RFL have announced that Super League will retain the Super 8 format for at least the 2018 season, although they stressed that given the clarity of views expressed by the stakeholder clubs and another season to consider a variety of alternatives, 2019 may well be different. A meeting of the clubs earlier this month began by congratulating Castleford Tigers on becoming the sixth different club to win the League Leaders’ Shield in the past six seasons. Following in the footsteps of Wigan Warr...

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  • Super League Restructuring Decisions To Wait

    ... Association reports after a meeting of club stakeholders this week. League chiefs met with club representatives at Haydock Park on Wednesday to discuss a number of potential tweaks for the 2018 campaign. It is understood this included the awarding of the League Leaders' Shield after 23 rounds, rather than the current 30, and the resetting of points tallies for the Super 8s stage of the competition. In the present system, the top eight teams retain their points from their first 23 games after th...

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  • Crusaders Seek New Owners

    North Wales Crusaders are looking for new owners after former CEO and majority shareholder Jamie Thomas stepped down. The Kingstone Press League 1 club get their 2016 campaign underway on March 6 and a statement has been issued revealing that the board is “willing and able to make available a meaningful shareholding, which could, in the right circumstances, be a majority or controlling interest”. The club was established in 2011 after the demise of the former Super League club with the same...

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  • Allianz Park Achieves Record Bar Sales

    Saracens have revealed that a record bar sales total was taken during their 23-15 win against The Sharks at Allianz Park on Saturday. The Premiership leaders were playing the Super XV side from Durban for the inaugural Sanlam Private Investments Shield and, with an almost capacity crowd in attendance, a total of over £60,000 was taken behind the bars around the ground. That equates to 15,000 pints at an average price of £4 per pint and stadium director Gordon Banks said many of the 9,298 fan...

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  • Super League Grand Final To Draw Biggest Ever Crowd

    ... general manager Blake Solly says the excitement of the end of the Super 8s and the semi-finals has meant that the sales figures have been the best ever. “The last few weeks have been a brilliant time for rugby League in this country. We have seen the League Leaders' Shield won with the last play of the season, one of the greatest ever semi-final encounters and as a result, a huge surge in demand for tickets,” he said. “I am delighted that there will be a full house to watch the game on Sa...

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  • O2 Continue Leigh Centurions Partnership

    Kingstone Press Championship winners Leigh Centurions have announced the renewal of their sponsorship with telecommunications company O2. The partnership extension will see the O2 logo continue on the front of the Centurions' home and away shirts as well as on a range of merchandise, with the 2015 season being the second that O2 take on the main sponsor's title with the club. Leigh head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: "The association with O2 Leigh and such a powerful brand is exactly the type of...

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  • Rhinos And Leeds Building Society Extend Partnership

    Leeds Rhinos have secured a two year extension to their lengthy sponsorship partnership with Leeds Building Society, which stands at nine seasons already. The Society will be extending its term as main club sponsor until the end of the 2017 season, continuing a partnership which began in 2007. Leeds Building Society chief executive Peter Hill said: "Leeds Rhinos have enjoyed their most successful period in history, via their golden generation, with Leeds Building Society proudly on the front of...

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  • Former Saints Chief Joins Rhino Rugby

    Tony Colquitt, who recently stood down as chief executive of Super League giants St Helens, has joined the board of Rhino Rugby. Colquitt (pictured centre of frame) became a director at Saints in 2005 and, following his appointment as CEO in March 2007, the club won back-to-back Challenge Cup Finals, four successive League leaders Shields and have now appeared in six successive Grand Finals.  Off the field during this period Saints secured planning and finance to move into their brand new 20,00...

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