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Stones Bitter Super League
Super League
II was the official name for the year 1997's Super League
Super League
championship season, the 103rd season of top-level professional rugby league football in Britain, and the second championship run by Super League.

Contents

1 Teams 2 Season summary 3 Premiership 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Teams[edit] Twelve teams were selected to play in the second Super League
Super League
season, however Salford were promoted into the League, taking the place of relegated Workington Town.

Legend

  Reigning Champions

  Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup
Holders

  Promoted

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area

Bradford
Bradford
Bulls Odsal 27,000 Bradford, West Yorkshire

Castleford Tigers Wheldon Road 11,750 Castleford, West Yorkshire

Halifax Blue Sox Thrum Hall 9,832 Halifax, West Yorkshire

Leeds Rhinos Headingley 21,500 Leeds, West Yorkshire

London Broncos The Stoop 11,000 Twickenham, Greater London

Oldham Bears Watersheddings 9,000 Oldham, Greater Manchester

Paris Saint-Germain Sébastien Charléty Stadium 20,000 Paris, France

Salford City Reds The Willows 11,363 Salford, Greater Manchester

Sheffield Eagles Don Valley Stadium 25,000 Sheffield, South Yorkshire

St. Helens Knowsley Road 17,500 St Helens, Mersyside

Warrington Wolves Wilderspool 9,200 Warrington, Cheshire

Wigan Warriors Central Park 18,000 Wigan, Greater Manchester

Season summary[edit] For this season, the Leeds club added 'Rhinos' to their name for the first time. During the year a secondary title, known as the Stone's Premiership, was also played for the last time on Sunday 28 September, with the final being contested between Wigan Warriors
Wigan Warriors
and St. Helens with Wigan coming out victorious 33-20 after a Harry Sunderland Trophy-winning performance by captain Andy Farrell.[1] At the end of the season Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls
were crowned League champions by virtue of finishing the season at the top of the table.[2] At the end of the 1997 season the Paris Saint-Germain club was dissolved. A post-season Super League
Super League
Test series between Australia and Great Britain was also held in England. Final Standings

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts

1 Bradford
Bradford
Bulls 22 20 0 2 769 397 +372 40

2 London Broncos 22 15 3 4 616 418 +198 33

3 St. Helens 22 14 1 7 592 506 +86 29

4 Wigan Warriors 22 14 0 8 683 398 +285 28

5 Leeds Rhinos 22 13 1 8 544 463 +81 27

6 Salford Reds 22 11 0 11 428 495 -67 22

7 Halifax Blue Sox 22 8 2 12 524 549 -49 18

8 Sheffield Eagles 22 9 0 13 415 574 -159 18

9 Warrington Wolves 22 8 0 14 437 647 -210 16

10 Castleford Tigers 22 5 2 15 334 515 -181 12

11 Paris Saint-Germain 22 6 0 16 362 572 -210 12

12 Oldham Bears 22 4 1 17 461 631 -170 9

Champions Relegated

Premiership[edit] Main article: 1997 Rugby League Premiership All 12 teams competed in a knockout play-off series for the Premiership Trophy. Wigan defeated St Helens in the final at Old Trafford. See also[edit]

1997 World Club Championship 1997 Challenge Cup

References[edit]

^ Dave Hadfield (29 September 1997) Farrell keeps Wigan's trophy cabinet stocked The Independent ^ " Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls
Honours List". Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls
official website. 2007-01-26. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 

External links[edit]

Super League
Super League
II at wigan.rlfans.com Super League
Super League
II results at rugby-league-world.com Super League
Super League
II at rugbyleagueproject.com

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Super League
Super League
Dream Team – 1997

1 Stuart Spruce 2 Jason Robinson 3 Danny Peacock 4 Alan Hunte 5 Anthony Sullivan 6 Graeme Bradley 7 Tony Smith 8 Paul Broadbent 9 James Lowes 10 Tony Mestrov 11 Peter Gill 12 Mike Forshaw 13 Andrew Farrell

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Super League

Current Teams

Castleford Tigers Catalans Dragons Huddersfield Giants Hull F.C. Hull Kingston Rovers Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils St Helens Wakefield Trinity Warrington Wolves Widnes Vikings Wigan Warriors

Former Teams

Bradford
Bradford
Bulls Crusaders Gateshead Thunder Halifax Leigh Centurions London Broncos Oldham Bears Paris Saint Germain Sheffield Eagles Workington Town

Seasons

I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII

Season results

I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII

Grand Finals

I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII

Major events

World Club Series (World Club Challenge) Magic Weekend Super 8s Play-offs Grand Final International Origin

Awards

Albert Goldthorpe Medal League Leader's Shield Man of Steel Awards Harry Sunderland Trophy Super League
Super League
Dream Team Fairplay Index Super League
Super League
Ultimate 13: Grand Final Team

Related articles

Rugby Football League
Rugby Football League
Championship Super League
Super League
Records Super League
Super League
war Super League
Super League
Show 2009–11 licences 2012–14 licences Quota players Players with 100+ tries Women's Super League

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Bradford
Bradford
Bulls

Est. 1907 in Bradford, West Yorkshire

The Club

History Honours Coaches Internationals Records and statistics Players Academy Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls
Women

Home grounds

Birch Lane Greenfield Athletic Ground Odsal Stadium Valley Parade

People

Trevor Foster Peter Hood Omar Khan

League

RFL SL

Championships

1979–80 1980–81 1997 2001 2003 2005

World Club Challenges

2002 2004 2006

Challenge Cups

1946–47 1948–49 2000 2003

Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls
seasons

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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1997 in rugby league

« 1996 1998 »

Super League
Super League
International Board

World Club Championship Super League
Super League
World Nines Australia tour of Great Britain Oceania Cup

British Rugby League

Competitions

Super League Division One Division Two Challenge Cup

SL Teams

Bradford
Bradford
Bulls Castleford Tigers Halifax Blue Sox Leeds Rhinos London Broncos Oldham Bears Paris Saint-Germain Salford Reds Sheffield Eagles St Helens Warrington Wolves Wigan Warriors

Australian Rugby League

Competitions

State of Origin ARL season

By club

Balmain Tigers Illawarra Steelers Gold Coast Chargers Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Newcastle Knights North Sydney Bears Parramatta Eels Sydney Roosters St. George Dragons South Queensland Crushers South Sydney Rabbitohs Western Suburbs Magpies

Super League
Super League
Australia

Competitions

Tri-series Super League

By club

Adelaide Rams Auckland Warriors Brisbane Broncos Canterbury Bulldogs Canberra Raiders Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Hunter Mariners North Queensland Cowboys Penrith Panthers Perth Reds

Other Domestic competitions

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