In 2022 Toulouse Olympique were relegated after promotion in 2021.
Leigh Centurions suffered the same fate in 2021, Toronto Wolfpack in 2020, London Broncos in 2019.
Hull KR stopped this trend in 2018 but in 2017 Leigh suffered relegation and in the days before the Super 8s and licencing the same happened to the likes of Leigh in 2005.
Now in 2023, the newly named Leigh Leopards are looking to break that trend and avoid relegation for the first time in Super League.
Star winger, formerly of Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves, Josh Charnley has underlined that the club is keen to stay up talking to the Super League website:
“We’re building really well. There’s only a few that were on international duty who are still away, but the majority of the team are all together and we’ve been training really well for the past five weeks.
“We’re setting high standards for ourselves. We’re going to try and stay up. A lot of teams come up and go straight back down but we’re trying to stay up – we’re going to fight to stay up. I think the way that we’re building it’s looking very interesting for the team and for the club.”
He also had a warning for the other teams in Super League:
“Derek and the board have signed really well, we’ve been training really well and some of the skills that the boys are doing on the training paddock is mad – so we shouldn’t be written off. I think teams should be wary of us.”