The Super League sides that has been penalised the most with Wigan Warriors, St Helens and Castleford Tigers differing completely

Every rugby league fan is always keen to get their hands on statistics for their own respective clubs.

To see how many tries their team has scored, how many cards they have been given or how many penalties they have given away is always a big point of a typical supporter.

And, of course, the competition with other fans is one that will forever live on for generations to come.

In 2022, however, Super League clubs have been hit with a greater clampdown in a number of areas – particularly in the discipline field where referees have been keen to enforce the rules more stringently than in previous years.

That’s largely down to the emerging lawsuit headed by former rugby stars aimed at the governing body (RFL) on account of alleged negligence regarding concussion.

That has meant that the number of red and yellow cards that have been dished out in 2022 has been astronomical compared to previous years with the likes of Castleford Tigers being awarded 18 cards.

In terms of penalties, however, the numbers are wildly difficult with St Helens at the top with 170 penalties being awarded to them by officials so far in 2022.

Toulouse Olympique are next in line with 167 penalties with Salford Red Devils in third with 165.

Next up are Wakefield Trinity with 155 penalties being given to Willie Poching’s men with Catalans Dragons in fifth with 153 and Castleford Tigers in joint sixth with Hull FC on 151.

Hull KR are eighth with 149 with Huddersfield Giants next on 145 as Leeds Rhinos sit in tenth with 139.

The two sides that have been awarded the least amount of penalties in Super League so far in 2022 have been Warrington Wolves on 127 and Wigan Warriors in 124.

Of course, this statistic clearly has had little influence on the Super League table with Toulouse awarded the second largest total in the competition.

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Jim Mills
Jim Mills
1 month ago

Wigan (and Cats) are lightly treated by refs. Wigan players get away with things that get you a card at other clubs