Warriors aim to get own back against Castleford after shock cup exit
Super League returns, after a Challenge Cup weekend that produced shocks all-round, with Castleford Tigers beating Wigan Warriors, and Leeds Rhinos nearly succumbing to lower league Leigh Centurians. Coral preview featured games for the next round.
Wigan, though, will have a chance for revenge in what is a repeat fixture from the cup clash. The Warriors are odds-on at 3/10, while Daryl Powell’s men are 5/2 to record a consecutive victory. Michael Shenton, who was so impressive for the Yorkshire-based outfit last time out, is 14/1 to cross the whitewash first, while Joe Burgess is 7/1.
Warrington Wolves visit Humberside as they take on Hull KR, and Ryan Atkins who scored his team’s second try in the Challenge Cup quarter-final win over Bradford Bulls is 12/1 to go one better and breach KR’s in-goal area first. Craig Sandercock’s team currently lie ninth in the Super League standings, and will be looking to improve on that at home to the Wolves. They are 9/4 to claim maximum points, while their visitors are odds-on at 1/3.
Top of the table St Helens visit the south of France to take on the Catalan Dragons, who are one point ahead of Hull KR in eighth place. The Dragons, who have had a week off, are 6/5 to win the clash in their own backyard, while St Helens, who are one point ahead of second-placed Leeds Rhinos, are odds-on at 4/6. Hosts Catalans’ best chance of scoring could come courtesy of Morgan Escare, who is at 7/1 to do so, while if the Saints can withstand the heat, Tommy Makinson can also be backed at 7/1 for the same feat.
Meanwhile, Wakefield, odds-on at 1/9 also host bottom of the pile London Broncos, who are rank outsiders at 11/2. Widnes are also odds-on at 4/6 as they take on 6/5 Hull FC.