Super League IMG rankings could be wrong

The first ever IMG gradings have been revealed with Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, St Helens, Catalans Dragons, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Hull FC all receiving Grade As.

These mean that these seven clubs are immune from relegation moving forward with guaranteed spots in the Betfred Super League moving forward.

The Rhinos rank top of rankings with a score of over 17 with Wigan and Saints just behind on 16 points.

After these top seven clubs we see Salford Red Devils in eighth spot and Huddersfield Giants in ninth position as well.

Interestingly, 10th is taken by Toulouse Olympique despite the fact they missed out on Super League promotion losing the Championship Grand Final to London Broncos who concerningly rank 24th out of 35 clubs.

They have the worst Grade B rating of all 17 Grade B clubs.

11th is taken by relegated Wakefield Trinity whilst the top 12 is completed by Leigh Leopards. This means Castleford Tigers sit outside the current Super League positions.

If they were to remain this way, this would mean Castleford would miss out of Super League in 2025 and be resigned to the Championship.

Bradford Bulls are 14th and Featherstone Rovers sit 15th out of 35 clubs with the Championship leaders for the entirety of the 2023 season a fair amount away from the top 12.

Interestingly, though the top 12 positions may be incorrect.

This is because Castleford were originally awarded a further half a point but this was taken away after the RFL released they had made an error.

But then the Tigers revealed they had made an error themselves which would balance this out with the Tigers releasing a statement claiming that the errors balance each other out and that they could have been awarded a further 0.5 points.

With the Tigers on 12.16 points, this extra half a point would see them leapfrog Leigh Leopards who are on 12.45 points at presently.