Season Review proved to be another sensational year. The unpredictable regular season, followed by an unbelievable play-off series, showcased the Stobart Super League at its very best. After 27 games, Wigan inspired by Man of Steel, Sam Tomkins, lifted the League Leaders Shield. The Warriors only just kept the Wolves from the door though and Tony Smith s Warrington side were the one team to defeat each of the other 13 clubs over the course of the regular season. Interim coach, Mike Rush, guided St Helens in to third spot, while Catalan sent Trent Robinson home with many happy memories, including a sensational win at Langtree Park. Leeds, Hull, Huddersfield and an incredible late run by Wakefield completed the top eight play-off places, edging out Bradford whose brave efforts on the pitch were overshadowed by a season uncertainty off it. This is how the drama unfolded, from the February snow to the Grand Final show. Grand Final Leeds Rhinos once again proved that nobody does it better when it comes to Stobart Super League Grand Finals. Six weeks after losing the Carnegie Challenge Cup final to Warrington, Brian McDermott s men took their revenge to claim a fantastic fifth title in the last six seasons. Over 70,000 people were inside Old Trafford to witness this latest instalment of Stobart Super League history, which saw the teams locked at 14 points all after a thrilling first half.
Warrington edged ahead at the start of the second period, but captain fantastic, Kevin Sinfield, produced another man-of-the-match performance to lead his side to glory. In successive seasons, the Rhinos had triumphed after finishing fifth in the table. McDermott declared they should make statues of his side. Who could argue?