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Everything you need to know about the 2024 Super League Grand Final

Wigan Warriors lift the Grand Final trophy

The Super League Grand Final is the showpiece event in rugby league, it’s the game that every team starts their season aiming to win but in 28 years just four teams have lifted the trophy.

Whilst the first two seasons of Super League history didn’t recognise the Grand Final in its current form they did still have a comparable end-0f-season tournament named simply the Rugby League Premiership.

It wasn’t till 1998 that the Grand Final as we know it was created, however in the almost three decades that have passed since then the playoffs and journey to the big game has changed a lot.

Regardless of how teams get there though it is still the game that everyone wants to win and in 2024 eleven Super League sides will by vying to take the crown of holders Wigan Warriors.

What date is the Super League Grand Final in 2024?

Wigan Warriors celebrate winning the 2023 Grand Final

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The Grand Final always takes place at the end of the season, marking the final game of the domestic calendar as it crowns the Super League Champions.

In 2024 the Grand Final is set to take place on Saturday 12th October at Old Trafford, home of the showpiece event since its creation barring the Covid-19-affected 2020 season.

Wigan Warriors defeated Catalans Dragons in the 2023 Grand Final at Old Trafford by a score of 10-2 as the match marked the joint-lowest score recorded in the game’s history.

That victory saw Wigan claim their sixth title and their first since 2018 with St Helens having lifted the trophy in the previous four seasons from 2019 through 2022.

Matt Peet’s side started the season as the bookmakers’ favourites to lift the Grand Final once again with Super League sponsors Betfred pricing them up at 2/1, whereas beaten finalists Catalans Dragons rank fifth in the betting at 10/1. Given their impressive starts, the two teams have moved into 5/4 and 7/1 respectively.

How can I buy tickets for the Super League Grand Final?

Fans packed into Old Trafford to watch the Grand Final

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Whilst the Grand Final might seem like months away the rugby league season flies through in the blink of an eye at times meaning that it is never too early to secure tickets for the showpiece game.

With the game held at Old Trafford which has a capacity of 74,310, there’s generally an abundance of tickets available even if you do leave it late.

The Super League website has plenty of information on how to buy tickets as well as the different types of tickets such as what age qualifies for Junior, Student or Concession prices.

For those planning on group bookings, information from the Super League site explains: “Save more with Group Bookings. Save 20% on Category 2 tickets when you book as a group of 10 or more, or save a massive 40% in categories 3, 4 and 5 when you book as a group of 10 or more. Deadline for groups discount is 6pm, Thursday 3rd November 2024.”

Further information is available here, whilst tickets can be purchased directly from here.

Is the Grand Final on TV?

Sky Sports has broadcast every Grand Final

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Come October the Grand Final will be broadcast live on TV with Super League’s main broadcaster Sky Sports showing the game, as they have for the past 26 years.

In 2023 Sky Sports aired the game on their Main Event channel however they have since secured a new TV deal which will see them bring in a streaming service.

Despite that, the game will likely be aired on their Main Event channel anyway with the broadcasters creating a new-look commentary team for 2024.

That has seen them replace the retiring Phil Clarke with Dave Woods, Mark Wilson and former St Helens player and four-time Grand Final winner Kyle Amor – three of the sport’s most beloved commentators.

Last season both Wilson and Amor worked on commentary to cover the 2023 Grand Final for Channel 4 and earned rave reviews for their coverage, however, Channel 4 have since lost their Super League contract with BBC outbidding them.

Whilst it has been reported that the BBC will have two end-of-season games it is unclear if they have secured the rights to show the Grand Final, meaning at present Sky Sports Main Event will be the way to watch the game on TV.

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