Super 8s

  • Super League Seeks General Manager

    The RFL has begun its search for a new Super League general manager to lead on ensuring the continued growth and success of the First Utility Super League competition. Following the departure of Blake Solly earlier this year, RFL chairman Brian Barwick and chief executive Nigel Wood consulted directly with Super League clubs ahead of starting the search for his successor. As the recruitment advertisement defines, the brief will be:  To work in partnership with the 12 member clubs, taking respon...

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  • Looking To Bridge The Gap To Super League

    As Super League prepares to vote on how best to reintroduce promotion and relegation, what does it mean for Championship clubs? Dave Craven looks at the implications and possibilities. It remains more like an episode of Countdown. The equation is 2 x 12 divided into 3 x 8 after 23 plus seven. Unfortunately, there is no delectable Rachel Riley to explain it all and make the eventual solution sound so simple. Instead, this is the Super League format conundrum. Read more here on the Yorkshire Post...

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  • Super League Clubs Offer Away Fans Free Travel On Thursdays

    First Utility Super League fans are to be offered free away travel to televised Thursday night matches, clubs have decided. The joint initiative between clubs and Super League organisers to boost attendances and improve the atmosphere at the midweek fixtures came from a two-day gathering of 12 club representatives last week. "It's the start of a process to make sure that we reward loyal fans of clubs," Super League general manager Blake Solly said. "It was one of the more productive meetings we'...

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  • Italy Coach Calls For Italian Super League Team

    Italy Rugby League head coach Carlo Napolitano has urged the Rugby Football League (RFL) to explore the possibility of having an Italian team in Super League. Find out what Napolitano had to say via the link to the Sky Sports website below. Carlo Napolitano Urges RFL To Think About Super League In Italy...

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  • 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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  • Super League Adds Brut To Stable Of Sponsors

    Super League Europe Ltd (SLE) has signed up Brut to be the official aftershave and deodorant of Super League. The competition remains without a title sponsor after the controversial deal with Stobart was cancelled prior to the start of the current campaign but a string of sponsors have been announced in recent months. The exact value of the contract with Brut has not been released but the firm will benefit from a “a comprehensive range of sponsorship assets” and marketing manager Eoin Mullen...

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  • Super League Attendances Down By 2% In 2016

    ... semi-finals and finals), there was an average gate of 8810 at Super League games, a small drop of 1.86% from the 8979 average of last season. This figure is a minor blow for the RFL after the 11.67% increase from 2014 to 2015 after the introduction of the Super 8s. Across the board, 6 Super League teams received a higher average gate than 2015, Wakefield and Warrington with the biggest increases of 18.96% and 16.84% respectively, while the other 6 saw a decline in the number of fans attending g...

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  • RFL Announce SIx-Figure Deal with Heinz

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced that Heinz will be an official partner of the Stobart Super League in 2012 and 2013. As part of a six-figure two-year deal, the Heinz Big Soup branding will feature prominently at all Stobart Super League matches, including on a specially-commissioned matchball which will be unveiled during the Easter programme. The Heinz Big Soup logo will be displayed on the fleet of Stobart trailers that are currently being rolled out across the country and featur...

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  • Record crowds at Super League

    This year’s Super League was the best supported in the history of the competition - attracting a new record average weekly attendance. The average attendance at the completion of the 27 round regular season was 10,338 per game per week (last season's average at the end of the season was 10,264).  It is the second consecutive year that the League has attracted an average weekly attendance of over 10,000 per game. An aggregate total of 1,674,809 supporters passed through the gates at Super Leag...

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  • Super-fit Warriors seek edge with oxygen

    Wigan Warriors players are looking to gain a vital edge by using Oxyfit, a new sports technology product that allows them to breathe oxygen enriched air.   Oxyfit is supplying the 2010 Engage Super League champions with its cans of pure oxygen as the Warriors seek to counter the problem of oxygen debt during training by rapidly replenishing oxygen in red blood cells. The Warriors are the first Super League team to use the product.    Oxyfit has been used by athletes in triathlon and ultra-end...

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