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Your club’s best ever Super League campaign: Castleford Tigers

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 the Castleford Tigers. But what is their best ever campaign as they head into 2023 hoping that this year proves to be their best ever season?

The answer for the Tigers is simple: 2017.

It could be said that this was Castleford’s best ever campaign, not just in Super League.

The Tigers played some exhilarating rugby thanks to outstanding performances from Luke Gale, Zak Hardaker and Greg Eden and secured the League Leaders’ Shield by 10 points having amassed 25 league wins from 30 games.

It should have been their first ever title win as well but a disappointing Grand Final performance denied them.

However, their dramatic semi-final win will never be forgotten as a late Gale penalty made sure that this was the first play-off game to head to golden point in which Gale notched the decisive Grand Final in one of the greatest games of all time.

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