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1998 Super League Grand Final

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1998 Super League Grand Final

1998 (1998) Super League Grand Final  ()
1 2 Total
WIG 6 4 10
LEE 4 0 4
Date 24 October 1998
Stadium Old Trafford
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Harry Sunderland Trophy Jason Robinson, Wigan
Referee Russell Smith
Attendance 43,533
Broadcast partner
Broadcaster Sky Sports
Commentators Eddie Hemmings, Mike Stephenson

The 1998 JJB Super League Grand Final was the first Grand Final of the Super League era, held on Saturday 24 October 1998, at Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom. This was the first time the Rugby Football League Championship had been decided by play-off since the 1972–73 Rugby Football League Championship Final. The game was played between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos.

Route to final

Regular Season Final Standings

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wigan Warriors 23 21 0 2 762 222 +540 42
2 Leeds Rhinos 23 19 0 4 662 369 +293 38

Wigan Warriors

Position in Super League table: 1st

  • Qualifying semi-final: Won 17–4 v Leeds

Leeds Rhinos

Position in Super League table: 2nd

  • Qualifying semi-final Lost 17–4 to Wigan


1998 Grand Final Teams
Wigan Warriors Positions Leeds Rhinos
Kris Radlinski Fullback Iestyn Harris (c)
Jason Robinson Winger Leroy Rivett
Gary Connolly Centre Richie Blackmore
Danny Moore Centre Brad Godden
Mark Bell Winger Francis Cummins
Henry Paul Stand Off Daryl Powell
Tony Smith Scrum Half Ryan Sheridan
Terry O'Connor Prop Martin Masella
Robbie McCormack Hooker Terry Newton
Tony Mestrov Prop Darren Fleary
Stephen Holgate 2nd Row Adrian Morley
Lee Gilmour 2nd Row Anthony Farrell
Andy Farrell (c) Loose Forward Marc Glanville
Paul Johnson Interchange Marcus St Hilaire
Simon Haughton Interchange Graham Holroyd
Mick Cassidy Interchange Andy Hay
Neil Cowie Interchange Jamie Mathiou
John Monie Coach Graham Murray

Match details

24 October 1998
Wigan Warriors 10–4 Leeds Rhinos
Tries: Robinson
Goals: Farrell (3)
[Report] Tries: Blackmore
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 43,533[1]
Referee/s: Russell Smith (Castleford)

Man Of The Match

Harry Sunderland Trophy winner: Jason Robinson (Wigan)

See also


External links

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