Watch: Wigan lift the 2020 Super League Leaders’ Shield

Thomas Leuluai of Wigan Warriors lifts the League Leaders Shield for finishing the top of the Betfred Super League

Wigan secured the 2020 Super League Leaders’ Shield with a win over Huddersfield on Friday night, the first time they’ve topped the table since 2012.

It’s the fifth time they have been minor premiers since Super League started in 1996.

Adrian Lam’s side become the sixth different winner in the past eight years, ending St Helens’ reign as back-to-back minor premiers.

List of league leaders’

  • 1996 – St Helens*
  • 1997 – Bradford*
  • 1998 – Wigan
  • 1999 – Bradford
  • 2000 – Wigan
  • 2001 – Bradford
  • 2002 – St Helens
  • 2003 – Bradford
  • 2004 – Leeds
  • 2005 – St Helens
  • 2006 – St Helens
  • 2007 – St Helens
  • 2008 – St Helens
  • 2009 – Leeds
  • 2010 – Wigan
  • 2011 – Warrington
  • 2012 – Wigan
  • 2013 – Huddersfield
  • 2014 – St Helens
  • 2015 – Leeds
  • 2016 – Warrington
  • 2017 – Castleford
  • 2018 – St Helens
  • 2019 – St Helens
  • 2020 – Wigan

*crowned champions as no Grand Final

Wigan Warriors Captain Thomas Leuluai and Head Coach Adrian Lam collect the League Leaders Shield for finishing the top of the Betfred Super League

Although this year’s table was decided on win percentage, the Warriors did enjoy the best record out of the 11 clubs – winning 13 of their 17 games, earning them two more points than nearest challengers St Helens and Warrington.

It brings to an end a dominant two years from St Helens, who averaged 90% and 87% win rate in their minor premierships.

Congratulation big screen message as Wigan Warriors win the 2020 Betfred Super League League Leaders Shield.

In 1998 and 2012, Wigan went on to add Grand Final glory to the League Leaders’ Shield – a feat that has been achieved on 10 occasions in the 22 seasons of the Grand Final prior to this one.

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