Super League XIV - Teams


Super League XIV saw the introduction of a licensed Super League. Under this new system, promotion and relegation between Super League and National League One was abolished, and 14 teams were granted licenses subject to certain criteria. All twelve teams from Super League XIII were given places, as well as former Super League team Salford City Reds and Crusaders, for whom it was their début season in top-flight European rugby league.

Geographically, the vast majority of teams in Super League are based in the north of England, four teams – Warrington, St Helens, Salford and Wigan – to the west of the Pennines in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, and seven teams to the east in Yorkshire – Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Leeds, Castleford, Hull and Hull KR. Catalans Dragons are the only team outside of the United Kingdom, Crusaders are the only team in Wales, and Harlequins are the only team to be based in a capital city (London).

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bradford Bulls Grattan Stadium, Odsal 27,000 Bradford, West Yorkshire
Castleford Tigers The Jungle 11,750 Castleford, West Yorkshire
Catalans Dragons Stade Gilbert Brutus 10,000 Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Crusaders Brewery Field 12,000 Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
Harlequins RL Twickenham Stoop 12,700 Twickenham, London
Huddersfield Giants Galpharm Stadium 24,544 Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hull Kingston Communications Stadium 25,404 Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Hull Kingston Rovers "New" Craven Park 9,471 Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Leeds Rhinos Headingley Carnegie Stadium 22,250 Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salford City Reds The Willows 11,363 Salford, Greater Manchester
St Helens RLFC The GPW Recruitment Stadium 17,500 St Helens, Merseyside
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Belle Vue 12,600 Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Warrington Wolves Halliwell Jones Stadium 14,206 Warrington, Cheshire
Wigan Warriors DW Stadium 25,138 Wigan, Greater Manchester
Reigning champions Promoted via licence

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