Coach: Tony Rea (since August 2012).
Captain: Craig Gower.
2012 finish: 12th.
2012 leading scorers: tries - Luke Dorn and Michael Robertson 15; goals - Michael Witt 45; points - Michael Witt 114.
Biggest Super League win: 72-8 (v Wakefield, 2005).
Biggest Super League defeat: 82-6 (v Warrington, 2011).
Ground and capacity: Twickenham Stoop, 15,000.
2012 average attendance: 2,808 (down by 324).
Record Super League attendance: 9,638 (v Paris, at The Valley, 1996).
In: Shane Grady (Thirroul Butchers, Australia), Tommy Lee (Huddersfield), Alex Hurst (Swinton).
Out: Omari Caro (Hull KR), Julien Rinaldi (retired), Karl Temata (Limoux), Jason Golden (York), Rob Thomas (London Skolars), Lamont Bryan (Featherstone), Ben Bolger (Abu Dhabi Harlequins).
Odds to finish top: 150-1.
Prospects: The Broncos finished 2012 with four wins from their last five matches under the returning Tony Rea and, if he can continue to get the best out of the club’s under-performing stars, they could be pushing for the top eight.
SALFORD CITY REDS
Coach: Phil Veivers (since November 2011).
Captain: Stephen Wild.
2012 finish: 11th.
2012 leading scorers: tries - Ashley Gibson 16; goals - Daniel Holdsworth 69; points - Daniel Holdsworth 162.
Biggest Super League win: 56-16 (v Bradford, 2011).
Biggest Super League defeat: 96-16 (v Bradford, 2000).
Ground and capacity: Salford Community Stadium, 12,000.
2012 average attendance: 5,192 (up by 438).
Record Super League attendance: 10,146 (v Catalan 2011).
In: Martin Gleeson (unattached), Andrew Dixon (St Helens).
Out: Joel Moon (Leeds), Luke Patten (retired), Sean Gleeson (Hull KR), Daniel Holdsworth (Hull), Iafeta Paleaasina (Limoux), Luke Adamson (Bath RU), Vinnie Anderson (Carcassonne), Josh Veivers (Ipswich, Australia), Adam Sidlow (Bradford), Adam Walne (Workington).
Odds to finish top: 250-1.
Prospects: The City Reds are sure to struggle in the early rounds but, once the club’s takeover is completed and Phil Veivers brings in his reinforcements, they should enjoy a good second half to the season.
Coach: Nathan Brown (since November 2012).
Captain: Paul Wellens.
2012 finish: 3rd.
2012 leading scorers: tries - Paul Wellens 20; goals - Tom Makinson 48; points - Tom Makinson 148.
Biggest Super League win: 78-4 (v Leigh, 2005).
Biggest Super League defeat: 70-0 (v Leeds, 2004).
Ground and capacity: Langtree Park, 18,000.
2012 average attendance: 14,113 (up by 6,138).
Record Super League attendance: 18,098 (v Warrington, 1996).
In: Jordan Turner, Willie Manu (both Hull), Alex Walmsley (Batley).
Out: Chris Flannery, Shaun Magennis (both retired), Michael Shenton (Castleford), Scott Hale (Dewsbury), Jamie Foster (Bradford), Andrew Dixon (Salford).
Odds to finish top: 3-1.
Prospects: Saints are guaranteed to be challenging once more and new coach Nathan Brown knows he does not need to change much to enable to end them to end their seven-year itch for a trophy.
Coach: Richard Agar (since November 2011).
Captain: Danny Kirmond.
2012 finish: 8th.
2012 leading scorers: tries - Ben Cockayne 16; goals - Paul Sykes 70; points - Paul Sykes 155.
Biggest Super League win: 68-6 (v Halifax, 2003).
Biggest Super League defeat: 72-8 (v London, 2005).
Ground and capacity: Rapid Solicitors Stadium (formerly Belle Vue), 11,000.
2012 average attendance: 8,172 (up by 1,620).
Record Super League attendance: 11,000 (v Castleford, 2006).
In: Justin Poore (Parramatta), Reece Lyne (Hull), Brad Singleton (Leeds, on loan).
Out: Paul Johnson (Hull), Andy Ellis, Matt James (both Featherstone), Dale Morton, Russ Spiers (both Dewsbury), Steve Southern (released), James Davey (Sheffield Eagles), Adam Slater (Burleigh Bears), Motu Tony (retired).
Odds to finish top: 150-1.
Prospects: After over-achieving in 2012, the challenge for Richard Agar is to ensure his team can back up their efforts and maintain their momentum.