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Super League XXIX: Date, teams, history & how to watch

The 2024 Super League campaign will soon be underway, with 12 teams competing for glory as they try to win the Grand Final in what will be the 29th edition of the competition.

Wigan Warriors will enter the campaign as the defending champions but after plenty of changes in the off-season, it promises to be another thrilling season in Super League.

Super League dates

The fixture list for the 2024 season was confirmed back in November and we start with a mouthwatering tie as rivals Hull FC face off against Hull KR on Thursday 15th February.

There are three fixtures on the following day, including Leeds Rhinos' meeting with Salford Red Devils, while reigning champions Wigan Warriors travel to the Castleford Tigers on Saturday, the same day as Catalans Dragons host Warrington Wolves.

Magic Weekend, which will now take place at the home of Leeds United, Elland Road, has been moved to August.

The two-day event will now take place in Yorkshire on Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August.

The final round of fixtures will take place in the third week of September, while the play-offs will commence on the weekend of 28th and 29th September.

The 2024 Grand Final is scheduled to take place at Old Trafford on Saturday 12th October.

Other highlights in the year include the Rivals Round, which takes place over the Easter Weekend of March 28th to 31st, while the competition will take a break for the sixth round of the Challenge Cup in March.
 

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Super League venues

With 12 teams taking part in the upcoming campaign, 12 stadia will be used throughout the season on a regular basis.

Eleven of them are located in England, while Catalans Dragons' ground is in Perpignan in the south of France.

For Magic Weekend, the 12 teams will head to Leeds' Elland Road, while the Grand Final takes place at the neutral venue of Old Trafford in Manchester.

Super League how to watch

For the first 15 rounds of the season, with the exception of Rivals Round, two matches per week will be available to Sky Sports subscribers.

The remaining four matches of each round will be shown on Sky Sports, while talks are ongoing for a terrestrial broadcaster, with further details set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Super League format

Super League will once again comprise of 12 teams, with the regular season containing 27 rounds of fixtures.

If a match ends in a draw after 80 minutes, then a further 10 minutes of golden point extra-time is played to determine a winner. The first team to score either a try, penalty goal or drop goal during this period will be declared the winner. 

However, if there are no further points scored after 10 minutes, the match will be deemed a draw.

At the end of the 2023 season, IMG and the RFL released initial gradings, which indicated which clubs will be playing in the 2025 campaign, and as a result, there will be no relegation in 2024 for the team that finishes 12th.

Super League favourite

The latest outright odds for this year's Super League can be found here.

Super League history

Super League started back in 1996, with 12 founding teams moving the sport from a winter league to a summer one.

Only five of those teams remain in the competition today, with Castleford, Leeds, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan all still competing at the highest level.

Twenty-four teams have competed in Super League since its inception, but only four have won the title - with St Helens, Leeds, Wigan and Bradford Bulls lifting the famous trophy.

Plenty of teams have come and gone as they try to succeed in the 13-man code in England.

St Helens are considered the most successful team in Super League history, winning 10 titles since the inaugural campaign.

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