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 Leigh Leopards. But what is their best ever campaign?
Sadly, Leigh, then the Leigh Centurions, have only ever suffered relegation in Super League in 2005, 2017 and 2021.
Of those three, 2017 was perhaps the best season. They beat the likes of Wigan and didn’t finish bottom in the initial 23 league games.
Nor did the finish in the bottom half in the middle 8s but couldn’t beat Catalans Dragons in the Million Pound Game.
That said, we’re doing things a little different today and saying that 2023 will be Leigh’s best ever Super League season.
The Leopards have made some huge signings for the new season the calibre of which ever Super League club would like and they’ve not done yet even being interested in Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Sydney Roosters.
They have assembled a special squad and the nucleus of a sensational team last year remains.
They could even push for the play-offs. Off the field too things are doing great since their rebrand with the new kit selling well alongside season ticket sales being at a record high according to owner Derek Beaumont.