Next year’s Grand Final, which will mark 25 seasons since the first in 1998, has been brought forward in an effort to give players more time to prepare for the postponed Rugby League World Cup, which kicks off on 15 October.
Last updated: 21/05/21 18:17
Next year’s Super League Grand Final will have an earlier date than usual after being brought forward to host the postponed Rugby League World Cup.
Traditionally played in early October, the deciding 2022 title at Old Trafford will take place on Saturday 24th September to allow players time to prepare for the World Cup.
That tournament, which kicks off on October 15 next year, will likely see a large number of Super League players take part, not least on the English squad, as Shaun Wane’s team aims for glory at home.
“We are delighted to confirm the date and location of the Betfred Super League 2022 Grand Final,” said Rhodri Jones, Super League chief commercial officer.
“In the previous 24 Grand Finals, there has been a lot of history created and we can’t wait to see who will write their name in the Super League history books in 2022.”
Next year will also mark the 25th edition of the Grand Final since the first in 1998, which saw the Wigan Warriors beat the Leeds Rhinos 10-4 in front of a crowd of 43,553 at Manchester United.
Jason Robinson wrote his name in history as the first player to score a try in the Grand Final, while the most recent saw St Helens clinch three titles in a row as they held out the Catalans Dragons 12-10 last month.
Tickets for next year’s Grand Final will go on sale Monday 8 November via the Super League website, and a 25% early discount is available on adult tickets in select categories, as well as new junior and community initiatives introduced.