Super League is about to head into its 28th season.
Of the previous 27, St Helens have won 10 titles, Leeds Rhinos have claimed eight meaning that between them they have two third of the Super League titles between them.
Wigan Warriors have won five titles and Bradford Bulls have won the other four. Four other clubs have won the League Leaders’ Shield whilst five have contested but lost Grand Finals.
Every Super League club has made a splash at one stage or another at the right end of the table.
So, that’s why we’re considering every Super League club’s super season in the top flight, that is to say, their best every Super League campaign.
Today is the turn of Salford Red Devils. But what is their best ever campaign?
Salford’s best years have come in recent times.
Last year they played some scintillating rugby league as they defied the odds and made the play-offs.
They could have made it all the way to the Grand Final in 2022 if they hadn’t been dealt two injury blows in the shape of Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers.
However, their inability to make it to Old Trafford means that of course 2019 is their finest season.
That year they finished third as Jackson Hastings won the Man of Steel and they played in a first Grand Final.
It was a special rugby league story and one that it would not be a surprise to see repeated in 2023 which could very well be Salford’s finest Super League campaign.