I don't think you'd get an argument from me that Leeds are the most successful side at the moment, given trophies are the benchmark. However Wigan and Warrington have still taken a reasonable share over the last three / four years and the former certainly rival Leeds on every other measure since Lenegan took over.
Not at all Gareth, but It was long overdue for a club of Wigan's standing. I've read on here why Wigan are successful, but how do you measure success? Is it marketing and attendances (which Wigan are excellent at), an impressive youth policy, (again Wigan lead the way), or trophies?
I'm not greedy or naive enough to expect the kind of success that Wigan enjoyed from the late 80s and 90s. Circumstances suggest that such a level of one team dominance in all major competitions is no longer achievable. I'm just happy that the club is now well managed, financially stable, marketed effectively and has a team to be proud of with a decent proportion of home grown players utilising the type of rugby that is a joy to watch. People on this forum might think the SL is in decline, but from a one club perspective the future hasn't looked brighter for Wigan in the SL era. However I'll reserve the right to change this view if / when Tomkins leaves in the Autumn.