Coach: Mick Potter (since November 2010).

Captain: Andy Lynch.

Previous finishes (most recent last): 3rd, 1st (champions), 5th, 1st (runners-up), 3rd, 1st (champions), 2nd (runners-up), 1st (champions), 2nd (runners-up), 3rd (champions), 4th, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th.

2010 leading scorers: tries - Steve Menzies 12; goals - Paul Sykes 37; points - Paul Sykes 88.

Biggest Super League win: 96-16 (v Salford, 2000).

Biggest Super League defeat: 66-4 (v St Helens, 2005).

Ground and capacity: Odsal, 26,019.

2010 average attendance: 8,436 (down 1,241).

Record Super League attendance: 24,020 (v Leeds 1999).

In: Matt Diskin (Leeds), Olivier Elima (Catalans), Bryn Hargreaves (St Helens), Chev Walker (Hull KR), Shaun Ainscough (Wigan, right), Patrick Ah Van (NZ Warriors), Ian Sibbit (Salford), Gareth Raynor (ex-Crusaders), Shad Royston (Halifax), Marc Herbert (Canberra), Kyle Briggs (Featherstone).

Out: Chris Nero, Wayne Godwin (both Salford), Steve Menzies (Catalans), Stuart Reardon (Crusaders), Glen Hall (North Queensland), Danny Sculthorpe (released), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield), Michael Worrincy (Penrith Panthers), Matt Orford (Canberra), George Burgess (South Sydney), Rikki Sheriffe (Newcastle RU).

Player to watch: Marc Herbert - the player chosen to fill the boots of playmaker Matt Orford, who lasted barely half a season in Super League.

Rising star: John Bateman - just 17 but the big back rower impressed during pre-season trials and could get a chance to break into Super League as the season progresses.

Odds to finish top: 25-1 (William Hill)

Prospects: After two depressingly disappointing seasons at Odsal, things had to change and new coach Mick Potter has come in with a new broom. With players with points to prove, the Bulls could sneak into the play-offs.

Prediction: 8th.


Coach: Terry Matterson (since November 2005).

Captain: Danny Orr.

Previous finishes: 9th, 10th, 6th, 5th, 5th, 8th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 2nd in National League (champions), 11th (relegated), 1st in National League (champions), 12th, 7th, 9th.

2010 leading scorers: tries - Michael Shenton and Michael Wainwright 10; goals: Joe Westerman 82; points - Joe Westerman 196.

Biggest Super League win: 74-16 (v Salford, 2002).

Biggest Super League defeat: 68-12 (v St Helens, 2008).

Ground and capacity: The PROBIZ Coliseum (formerly Wheldon Road), 11,750.

2010 average attendance: 6,616 (down 874).

Record Super League attendance: 11,731 (v Leeds, 2004).

In: Richard Mathers (Warrington, right), Danny Orr (Harlequins), Nick Youngquest (Crusaders), Nick Fozzard, Jacob Emmitt (both St Helens), Martin Aspinwall (Huddersfield), Willie Isa (Melbourne).

Out: James Evans (retired), Joe Westerman (Hull), Mitchell Sargent (returned to Australia), Michael Shenton (St Helens), Ryan Clayton (Halifax), Michael Wainwright (Dewsbury), Liam Higgins (Sheffield).

Player to watch: Rangi Chase - the Tigers’ star man in 2010 who will again spearhead their attack.

Rising star: Jonathan Walker - big, tough-tackling forward who caught the eye after making his debut against Wigan last June and is set for more Super League experience.

Odds to finish top: 66-1.

Prospects: With new licences being awarded this year, performances on the pitch are not the Tigers’ priority and the loss of Michael Shenton and Joe Westerman suggests a season of struggle.

Prediction: 11th.


Coach: Trent Robinson (since November 2010).

Captain: to be announced.

Previous finishes: 12th, 10th, 3rd, 8th, 14th.

2010 leading scorers: tries - Clint Greenshields 9; goals - Thomas Bosc 42; points - Thomas Bosc 92.

Biggest Super League win: 66-6 (v Salford, 2007).

Biggest Super League defeat: 60-12 (v Leeds, 2006).

Ground and capacity: Gilbert Brutus Stadium, 7,000 (temporary reduction during renovation work).

2010 average attendance: 6,814 (down 2,290).

Record Super League attendance: 11,122 (v Wigan, 2006, at Stade Aime Giral). (also drew 18,150 for visit of Warrington to Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium in 2009).

In: Scott Dureau (Newcastle Knights), Ian Henderson (NZ Warriors), Jason Baitieri, Lopini Paea (both Sydney Roosters), Vincent Duport, Carlos Mendes Varela, Romain Mencarini (all Toulouse), Damien Blanch (Wakefield, right), Ben Farrar (Manly), Steve Menzies (Bradford), Eloi Pelissier (UTC).

Out: Dallas Johnson (North Queensland), Steven Bell, Jerome Guisset, Brent Sherwin (all retired), Dane Carlaw (Brisbane), Dimitri Pelo (Montpellier RU), Kane Bentley (Pia), Andrew Bentley (Lezigan), Olivier Elima (Bradford), Casey McGuire, Chris Walker (both Parramatta), Julien Touxagas (UTC).

Player to watch: Scott Dureau - the man chosen to galvanise a misfiring Dragons will be key, especially in the absence of the injured Thomas Bosc for the opening few rounds.

Rising star: Eloi Pelissier - young hooker who got his first taste of senior action in the Dragons’ pre-season friendlies and is hungry for more.

Odds to finish top: 50-1.

Prospects: The only way is up for the Dragons under new coach Trent Robinson, who knows the French domestic scene and has recruited wisely, and they should be more competitive this time.

Prediction: 10th.


Coach: Iestyn Harris (since November 2010).

Captain: Clinton Schifcofske.

Previous finishes: 14th, 8th.

2010 leading scorers (including play-offs): tries - Weller Hauraki and Vince Mellars both 11; goals - Clinton Schifcofske 54; points - Clinton Schifcofske 120.

Biggest Super League win: 60-16 (v Salford, 2010).

Biggest Super League defeat: 68-0 (v Leeds, 2009).

Ground and capacity: Racecourse Ground, 10,400.

2010 average attendance: 4,621 (up 1,018).

Record Super League attendance: 10,334 (v Leeds, 2010).

In: Stuart Reardon (Bradford), Paul Johnson, Richard Moore (both Wakefield), Hep Cahill (Melbourne, to be confirmed).

Out: Weller Hauraki (Leeds), Nick Youngquest (Castleford), Tommy Lee (Wakefield), Rocky Trimarchi, Luke Dyer (both returned to Australia), Anthony Blackwood (Limoux), Lewis Mills (released), Jamie Thackray (Barrow).

Player to watch: Jarrod Sammut - a maverick and crowd-pleaser who has the ability to conjure something out of nothing.

Rising star: Gil Dudson - a 20-year-old prop who has played for Wales and looks ready to make the step up into Super League.

Odds to finish top: 200-1.

Prospects: with four points to make up, courtesy of the club going into administration, and big holes to fill, rookie coach Iestyn Harris faces a tough baptism but the Crusaders should be competitive at home.

Prediction: 12th.


Coach: Rob Powell (since November 2010).

Captain: Rob Purdham.

Previous finishes: 4th, 2nd (runners-up), 7th, 8th, 11th, 6th, 8th, 5th, 10th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 9th, 11th, 13th.

2010 leading scorers: tries - Luke Dorn 18; goals - Danny Orr 52; points - Danny Orr 120.

Biggest Super League win: 72-8 (v Wakefield, 2005).

Biggest Super League defeat: 74-12 (v Bradford, 1999).

Ground and capacity: Twickenham Stoop, 15,000.

2010 average attendance: 3,380 (down 56).

Record Super League attendance: 9,638 (v Paris, at The Valley, 1996).

In: Nick Kouparitsas (Sydney Roosters), Chris Bailey (Manly), Luke Ambler (on season-long loan from Leeds), Mike Burnett (on season-long loan from Hull), Mark Calderwood (on trial after release by Hull), Karl Pryce, Joe Mellor (both on indefinite loan from Wigan).

Out: Will Sharp (Hull), Luke Williamson (retiring), Danny Orr (Castleford), Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens), Ben Jones-Bishop (returned to Leeds after loan spell), Ben Kaye (Featherstone), Ryan Esders, Ben Jones (both York), Luke May (London Skolars).

Player to watch: Chris Bailey - younger brother of former Wigan and current Salford centre Phil Bailey whose experience will be crucial in what promises to be a difficult debut season in Super League.

Rising star: Olsi Krasniqi - Albanian-born prop who made a promising start to his Super League career in 2010 and underlined his potential playing for England academy.

Odds to finish top: 150-1.

Prospects: Rookie coach Rob Powell faces a daunting task leading a squad that looks woefully inadequate. Only points deductions for Crusaders and Wakefield might spare them the wooden spoon.

Prediction: 13th.


Coach: Richard Agar (since May 2008).

Captain: Craig Fitzgibbon.

Previous finishes: 9th, 11th, 7th, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 3rd, 5th, 2nd, 4th, 11th, 12th, 6th.

2010 leading scorers (including play-offs): tries - Tom Briscoe 15; goals - Danny Tickle 77; points - Danny Tickle 171.

Biggest Super League win: 82-6 (v Salford, 2004).

Biggest Super League defeat: 64-10 (v St Helens, 2002) - also lost 71-0 at Bradford in 2005 play-offs.

Ground and capacity: KC Stadium, 25,404.

2010 average attendance: 14,014 (up 788).

Record Super League attendance: 23,004 (v Hull KR, 2007).

In: Will Sharp (Harlequins), Joe Westerman (Castleford).

Out: Craig Hall (Hull KR), Mark Calderwood (released, on trial at Harlequins), Mike Burnett (on season-long loan to Harlequins), Shaun Berrigan (New Zealand Warriors), Peter Cusack (retired).

Player to watch: Joe Westerman - immensely talented loose forward who never realised his full potential at Castleford but could benefit from a change of club.

Rising star: Reece Lyne - 18-year-old winger who made a tryscoring Super League debut last March and impressed playing for England academy in their win over the Australian schoolboys.

Odds to finish top: 33-1.

Prospects: Coach Richard Agar has kept changes to a minimum but his side have the talent to be able to match last year’s top-six finish as long as Sean Long is fit for most of the year.

Prediction: 6th.


Coach: Justin Morgan (since July 2005).

Captain: Mick Vella.

Previous finishes: 11th, 7th, 4th, 7th.

2010 leading scorers (including play-offs): tries - Peter Fox 16; goals - Michael Dobson 112; points - Michael Dobson 271.

Biggest Super League win: 54-10 (v Crusaders, 2010).

Biggest Super League defeat: 60-20 (v Warrington, 2007 - also lost 40-0 v St Helens, 2010).

Ground and capacity: Craven Park, 10,215.

2010 average attendance: 8,234 (down 267).

Record Super League attendance: 10,197 (v Hull, 2008).

In: Willie Mason (North Queensland, pending visa), Craig Hall (Hull), Blake Green (Canterbury Bulldogs).

Out: Frankie Mariano (Wakefield), Chev Walker (Bradford), Chaz I’Anson (Widnes), Scott Spaven (Doncaster), David Mills (Leigh), Mike Ratu (Halifax).

Player to watch: Willie Mason - as long as he gets his visa, the controversial former Australia Test forward is guaranteed to put bums on seats; a return to his old form would be a bonus.

Rising star: Louis Sheriff - teenage full-back whose impressive performances with the club’s Under-18s earned him a place in Justin Morgan’s squad.

Odds to finish top: 25-1.

Prospects: The anticipated arrival of Mason could be a masterstroke or a distraction. If it is the latter, Rovers could struggle to make the play-offs.

Prediction: 7th.


Coach: Brian McDermott (since November 2010).

Captain: Kevin Sinfield.

Previous finishes: 10th, 5th, 2nd (runners-up), 3rd, 4th, 5th, 4th, 2nd (lost in final eliminator), 1st (champions), 2nd (runners-up), 3rd, 2nd (champions), 2nd (champions), 1st (champions), 4th.

2010 leading scorers (including play-offs): tries - Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire 24; goals - Kevin Sinfield 90; points - Kevin Sinfield 200.

Biggest Super League win: 86-6 (v Huddersfield, 1999).

Biggest Super League defeat: 68-14 (v Wigan, 1996).

Ground and capacity: Headingley, 22,000.

2010 average attendance: 15,237 (down 75).

Record Super League attendance: 23,035 (v Bradford 2003).

In: Weller Hauraki (Crusaders), Zak Hardaker (Featherstone, returning to Rovers on a season-long loan), Ben Cross (Newcastle), Ben Jones-Bishop (returning from loan spell at Harlequins), Rory Kettlewell (Wigan academy).

Out: Matt Diskin (Bradford), Greg Eastwood (Canterbury Bulldogs), Scott Donald (retired), Luke Ambler (on season-long loan to Harlequins), Tom Bush (York).

Player to watch: Weller Hauraki - powerful back-row forward lured to Headingley after an impressive first season in Super League with Crusaders.

Rising star: Callum Casey - one of four players promoted from the academy, the 20-year-old stand-off son of former Oldham forward Leo Casey has the pedigree to make the grade.

Odds to finish top: 6-1.

Prospects: With no trophy to defend, the pressure is off but the early-season absence of Jamie Peacock and Danny McGuire could prove crucial.

Prediction: 4th.


Coach: Shaun McRae (since June 2007).

Captain: Daniel Holdsworth.

Previous finishes: 6th, 11th, 12th, 9th, 10th, 12th (relegated), 1st (in National League, promoted), 9th, 9th, 5th, 12th (relegated), 1st (in National League, promoted), 13th, 12th.

2010 leading scorers: tries - Jodie Broughton 12; goals - Daniel Holdsworth 46; points - Daniel Holdsworth 113.

Biggest Super League win: 48-10 (v Wakefield, 2006).

Biggest Super League defeat: 96-16 (v Bradford, 2000).

Ground and capacity: The Willows, 11,363.

2010 average attendance: 4,166 (down 224).

Record Super League attendance: 8,070 (v Leeds, 2007).

In: Stephen Wild (Huddersfield), Luke Patten (Canterbury Bulldogs), Chris Nero, Wayne Godwin (both Bradford), Vinnie Anderson (Warrington), Sean Gleeson (Wakefield), Iafeta Paleaessina, Phil Bailey (both Wigan).

Out: Malcolm Alker, Willie Talau, Karl Fitzpatrick (all retired), Phil Leuluai (Lezignan), Luke Swain (Carcassonne), Stuart Littler, Dean McGilvray (both Leigh), Jeremy Smith (Wakefield), Stephen Tyrer (Widnes), Ian Sibbit (Bradford).

Player to watch: Luke Patten - the Australian full-back has been tipped to make the sort of impact achieved by 2009 Man of Steel Brett Hodgson.

Rising star: Gareth Owen - teenage hooker who made his Super League debut towards the end of last season and will be expected to provide the back-up for Wayne Godwin.

Odds to finish top: 66-1.

Prospects: An influx of seasoned professionals will make the Reds competitive and a tilt at the play-offs is a real possibility.

Prediction: 9th.


Coach: Royce Simmons (since November 2010).

Captain: Paul Wellens and James Graham.

Previous finishes: 1st (champions), 3rd, 4th, 2nd (champions), 2nd (champions), 4th, 1st (champions), 4th, 5th, 1st (lost in final eliminator), 1st (champions), 1st (runners-up), 1st (runners-up), 2nd (runners-up), 2nd (runners-up).

2010 leading scorers (including play-offs): tries - Francis Meli 23; goals - Kyle Eastmond 63; points - Kyle Eastmond 188.

Biggest Super League win: 78-4 (v Leigh, 2005).

Biggest Super League defeat: 70-0 (v Leeds, 2004).

Ground and capacity: Stobart Stadium, Widnes (temporary for 2011), 13,393.

2010 average attendance: 11,569 (up 542).

Record Super League attendance: 18,098 (v Warrington, 1996).

In: Josh Perry (Manly), Michael Shenton (Castleford), Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (Harlequins).

Out: Keiron Cunningham, Matt Gidley (both retired), Maurie Fa’asavalu (Harlequins RU), Bryn Hargreaves (Bradford), Nick Fozzard, Jacob Emmitt (both Castleford), Chris Dean, Paul Johnson (both Wakefield), Gareth Frodsham (Widnes on season-long loan).

Player to watch: Kyle Eastmond - injury blighted his season in 2010 and he should make up for lost time as long as he is not distracted by speculation over his future.

Rising star: Shaun Magennis - talented loose forward who might have played more Super League now but for injury.

Odds to finish top: 11-4.

Prospects: Life after Cunningham promises to be testing and Saints will miss out on home advantage as they ground-share with Widnes but, under new coach Royce Simmons, they should challenge for a sixth consecutive Grand Final appearance.

Prediction: 3rd.


Coach: John Kear (since July 2006).

Captain: Glenn Morrison.

Previous finishes: 11th, 10th, 11th, 11th, 11th, 6th, 10th, 10th, 8th, 8th, 5th, 11th.

2010 leading scorers: tries - Damian Blanch 12; goals - Paul Cooke 36; points - Paul Cooke 85.

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.

2010 average attendance: 5,984 (up 93).

Record Super League attendance: 11,000 (v Castleford, 2006).

In: Jeremy Smith (Salford), Frankie Mariano (Hull KR), Kevin Penny (Warrington), Tommy Lee (Crusaders), Chris Dean, Paul Johnson (both St Helens), Josh Veivers, Stuart Howarth (both Wigan academy), Motu Tony (Whitehaven).

Out: Sean Gleeson (Salford), Kyle Bibb (Dewsbury), Paul Johnson, Richard Moore (both Crusaders), Jason Demetriou (Keighley), Paul Cooke, Tevita Leo-Latu, Charlie Leano (all released), Damien Blanch (Catalans).

Player to watch: Dale Morton - promising winger who looked to be establishing himself in the side last year until injury curtailed his season.

Rising star: Stuart Howarth - stand-off or loose forward whose potential was never realised at Wigan but could be with the Wildcats.

Odds to finish top: 150-1.

Prospects: Kear’s biggest job could be keeping his players’ minds focused on the field as events off it threaten to overwhelm them. A points deduction would only hamper their cause.

Prediction: 14th.


Coach: Tony Smith (since March 2009).

Captain: Adrian Morley.

Previous finishes: 5th, 9th, 10th, 7th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 6th, 8th, 4th, 6th, 7th, 6th, 10th, 3rd.

2010 leading scorers (including play-offs): tries - Chris Riley 25; goals - Ben Westwood 47; points - Ben Westwood 118.

Biggest Super League win: 66-6 (v Halifax, 2003).

Biggest Super League defeat: 72-2 (v St Helens, 2002).

Ground and capacity: Halliwell Jones Stadium, 13,024.

2010 average attendance: 10,738 (up 1,510).

Record Super League attendance: 14,206 (v Wakefield, 2004).

In: Brett Hodgson (Huddersfield), Joel Monaghan (Canberra).

Out: Richard Mathers (Castleford), Vinnie Anderson (Salford), Kevin Penny (Wakefield), Chris Hicks (Parramatta).

Player to watch: Brett Hodgson - turns 33 on the opening day of the season but remains a hugely influential figure.

Rising star: Rhys Evans - young three-quarter who was man of the match in England academy’s win over the Australian schoolboys and looks set for a big career in Super League.

Odds to finish top: 11-4.

Prospects: Banker for a top-four spot and they could be the ones to challenge Wigan.

Prediction: 2nd.


Coach: Michael Maguire (since October 2009).

Captain: Sean O’Loughlin.

Previous finishes: 2nd (runners-up), 4th, 1st (champions), 4th, 1st (runners-up), 2nd (runners-up), 3rd, 3rd (runners-up), 4th, 7th, 8th, 6th, 4th, 6th, 1st (champions).

2010 leading scorers (including play-offs): tries - Pat Richards 31; goals - Pat Richards 155; points - Pat Richards 434.

Biggest Super League win: 78-4 (v Workington, 1996).

Biggest Super League defeat: 70-0 (v Leeds, 2005).

Ground and capacity: JJB Stadium, 25,004.

2010 average attendance: 15,177 (up 1,482).

Record Super League attendance: 25,004 (v St Helens 2005).

In: Ryan Hoffman, Jeff Lima, Brett Finch (all Melbourne).

Out: Iafeta Paleaessina, Phil Bailey (both Salford), Shaun Ainscough (Bradford), Mark Riddell (Sydney Roosters), Cameron Phelps (released), Josh Veivers, Stuart Howarth (both Wakefield), Karl Pryce, Joe Mellor (both on indefinite loan to Harlequins).

Player to watch: Ryan Hoffman - a model professional who has done it all in Australia and will complement the best back row in Super League.

Rising star: Logan Tomkins - the youngest of the three Tomkins brothers who could profit from the departure of hooker Mark Riddell.

Odds to finish top: 7-4.

Prospects: Even without Pat Richards and Brett Finch at the start of the season because of injury, the Warriors look sure to kick on from last year’s memorable success.

Prediction: 1st.