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 Catalans Dragons. But what is their best ever campaign as they head into 2023 hoping that this year proves to be their best ever season?
The French club have had a few good years in Super League.
In their third campaign, they finished third in 2008 and in 2009 they made the semi-finals. 2012 saw them finish fourth whilst in 2018 they won the Challenge Cup Final having contested the final in 2007.
But the answer is easy, it is 2021.
The Dragons finished top of the pile in 2021 and made it to an inaugural Grand Final and were not far from lifting the Super League trophy as they lost 12-10 to St Helens.