League: Warrington were top of the table this year on 44 points, with Leeds just behind on 43. St Helens (37) and Huddersfield (32) were some way behind. The two bottom sides Wakefield and Crusaders were each deducted four points for financial issues.
Challenge Cup: At the semi final stage Wigan overcame Saints 18-12 and Leeds toiled to get past Castleford 10-8 after extra time. Over 78,000 people turned up at Wembly Stadium to see Wigan triumph 28-18 over Leeds.
Finals: For the semi finals Leeds just got past Warrington 26-24 to get to their second final of the year. In the other match St Helens turned the tables on Wigan for their cup semi final defeat, winning 26-18. In the grand final, Leeds were victorious 32-16. 69,000 fans turned up at Old Trafford to watch the spectacle. Leeds came back from 8-16 to take the game. It was St Helens 5th loss in a row in this competition so very hard to take.
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The Welsh based side the Crusaders disbanded at the end of the season, a new club being formed called the North Wales Crusaders playing in the division below for 2012. The Widnes Vikings became the new SL side.
So Wigan were the most successful side, second in the league, winner of the cup and semifinalists in the finals series. Leeds were just behind with a grand final win and losing cup finalist. Saints and Warrington deserve honourable mention.