RFL chief Nigel Wood says Super League 'most competitive ever'

Last Updated: 31/03/13 8:49pm

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Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood says this season's Super League is the most competitive in its history.

With nine rounds played, the gap between leaders Wigan and bottom club Castleford is just 10 points, the smallest margin since the competition began in 1996.

A division down in the Championship, only six points separate the top five clubs.

Wood pointed to the seven drawn Super League matches so far - only one fewer than the record set in 2003 - as further evidence of "the most compelling and memorable year" since the sport switched to summer 17 years ago.

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"The Good Friday programme demonstrated why rugby league is the best team sport in the world," said Wood.

"The skills on show in both Super League and the Kingstone Press Championships were simply outstanding and the actions and outcomes suggest we are entering our best season to date.

"The average winning margin in Super League and the Championships was less than 10 points this weekend, when we have also witnessed what in the past might have been considered surprise results. That is no longer the case."

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