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Our guide to the 12 teams competing in the Betfred Super League in 2024 continues with a look at Hull KR, Leigh Leopards, Leeds Rhinos and London Broncos…

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Coach: Willie Peters.

Captain: Elliot Minchella.

Last season: Fourth, they lost in the semifinals.

Best previous Super League: Fourth (2023).

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Highlights from the Super League playoff match between Hull KR and Leigh Leopards.

What to expect in 2024: Hull KR is a team on the rise. His rapid rise in recent years is as much down to hard work behind the scenes as it is on the field. Peters had a brilliant first year in charge, leading them to a Chellenge Cup final and the Super League play-offs, and fans will be confident that 2024 will be the year they finally get their hands on a trophy. Big signings like Tyrone May, Niall Evalds and Oliver Gildart only strengthen an already stellar team.

In: Niall Evalds (Castleford Tigers), Oliver Gildart (Leigh Leopards), Tyrone May (Catalans Dragons), Peta Hiku (North Queensland Cowboys), AJ Wallace (Bradford Bulls) Jai Whitbread, Kelepi Tanginoa (both Wakefield Trinity), Reiss Butterworth (Dewsbury ) rams)

Outside: Jack Walker (Hull FC), Sam Wood, Rowan Milnes, Luis Johnson (all Castleford Tigers), Ethan Ryan (Salford Red Devils), Rhys Kennedy (London Broncos), Jordan Abdull (Catalans Dragons, loan), Brad Schneider (Penrith Panthers ), Jimmy Keinhorst (York Knights), Connor Moore (Saint-Gaudens Bears), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (retired).

Leeds Rhinos

Coach: Rohan Smith.

Captain: Cameron Smith.

Last season: Eighth.

Best previous Super League: Champions (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017).

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Highlights from the Betfred Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers.

What to expect in 2024: The 2023 Super League season was full of ups and downs for Smith’s team, 15 losses throughout the season continually set the team back. They certainly know how to make a comeback but will hope 2024 brings more consistency and signings such as Salford Red Devils stars Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers add some extra star quality to the squad.

In: Brodie Croft, Andy Ackers (both Salford Red Devils), Mickael Goudemand (Catalans Dragons), Kieran Hudson (Castleford Tigers), Paul Momirovski (Sydney Roosters), Matt Frawley (Canberra Raiders), Lachie Miller (Newcastle Knights).

Outside: Luke Hooley (Castleford Tigers), Liam Tindall (Hull FC), Nene Macdonald, Kai Morgan (both Salford Red Devils), Sam Walters (Wigan Warriors), Richie Myler (York Knights).

Leigh Leopards

Coach: Adrian Lam.

Captain: Juan Asiata.

Last season: Fifth, they lost in the eliminatory play-off.

Best previous Super League: Fifth (2023).

Photo by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 12/08/2023 - Rugby League - Betfred Challenge Cup Final - Hull KR v Leigh Leopards - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Leigh captain John Asiata and coach Adrian Lam with the Betfred Challenge Cup trophy in front of his fans after the victory over Hull KR.
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Leigh claimed Challenge Cup glory and reached the play-offs in 2023.

What to expect in 2024: Leopards defied expectations in their first season back in Super League by reaching the play-offs, as well as lifting the Challenge Cup for the first time in over half a century, and there is much anticipation to see if they can keep going. again in 2024. Former Australian international Matt Moylan is a great addition to the team, while Ben McNamara brings an extra dimension in the halves following his transfer from Hull FC.

In: Ben McNamara (Hull FC), Dan Norman, Lewis Baxter (both St Helens), Owen Trout (Huddersfield Giants), Kavan Rothwell (Wigan Warriors), Jack Darbyshire (Warrington Wolves), Matt Moylan (Cronulla Sharks), Louis Brogan (Swinton ) Lions).

Outside: Oliver Gildart (Hull Kingston Rovers), Joe Mellor (Salford Red Devils), Ben Reynolds (Featherstone Rovers), Joe Wardle (Oldham).

London Broncos

Rugby and Performance Director: Mike Ecles.

Captain: Will Lovell.

Last season: Fifth in the Championship, he won the Grand Final and was promoted.

Best previous Super League: Second in the league (1997).

Photo by Olly Hassell/SWpix.com - 15/10/2023 - Rugby League - Betfred Championship Grand Final - Toulouse Olympique v London Broncos - Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse, France - London Broncos lift the Championship Trophy after their victory over Toulouse Olympique promoting them to the Super League
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The London Broncos secured a return to the Super League with victory over Toulouse in the Championship Grand Final

What to expect in 2024: The Broncos enjoyed a fairytale run in the Championship play-offs last year after finishing fifth in the regular season, culminating in a win over Toulouse Olympique in the Grand Final in France to seal their return to the Super League for the first time since 2019. Realistically, avoiding finishing last in the table will be an achievement for the team, although the biggest concern will be off the field, where IMG ratings, rather than league position, will determine the makeup of the team. the Super League from 2025.

In: Rhys Kennedy (Hull Kingston Rovers), James Meadows, Josh Rourke (both Batley Bulldogs), Gideon Boafo (Newcastle Thunder), Robbie Storey, Sadiq Adebiyi (both Keighley Cougars), Hakim Miloudi (Limoux Grizzlies).

Outside: Paul Ulberg (Olympique Toulouse), Wellington Albert (Featherstone Rovers).

Watch every match of the 2024 Super League season, including Magic Weekend, play-offs and Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair Grand Finals, plus the World Club Challenge, live sky sports. Also stream with NOW.

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