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The race for leagues positions across the Betfred leagues enters round seventeen for Super League,  round sixteen for the Championship and round twelve for Championship One.  There are nineteen fixtures over the weekend kicking off with tonight’s visit of an embattled Wigan Warriors to Wakefield Trinity.

There are four fixtures on Friday night with Hull FC v. Salford Red Devils, Leeds Rhinos v. Huddersfield Giants, Warrington Wolves v. Castleford Tigers and St Helens v. Hull KR while the Catalans Dragons and Widnes Vikings meet on Saturday tea time.

With Saints running away with the Super League the big interest is in which sides will make the top eight, and which four sides from the Championship will be joining the bottom four from Super League in the dreaded middle eights.

A home victory for Wakefield could lift them above the Leeds Rhinos (depending on the result at Headingley) and after a weekend off, coach Chris Chester makes just one change with Matty Ashurst replacing Chris Annakin. After their cup exit to the Warrington Wolves current Wigan coach Sean Wane makes two changes to his side as he replaces Ryan Sutton(knee problem) and Joel Tomkins (much publicised club discipline issue) with Dan Sarginson and Gabe Hamlin. The Warriors are the favourites to halt a two game losing streak.

Hull FC have been licking their wounds after they lost out narrowly to Saints in the cup and they will be wondering when their injury and disciplinary luck will change.  The latest losses to the squad are Danny Houghton, Sika Manu and Dean Hadley who all sustained injuries last week but as a small crumb of comfort they do welcome back Joe Westerman with Liam Harris, Jack Downs and Cameron Scott named in the squad.  Salford coach Ian Watson is able to name Josh Jones for the first time in two months and Kris Welham is also a welcome return. You can get good odds on a Salford win with FC as massive favourites as they push for the top four.

Leeds Rhinos are another side with big injury problems but they do have Liam Sutcliffe and Mitch Garbutt back in their side. The cost is Jimmy Keinhorst and Carl Ablett who have both failed to overcome injuries picked up in the big cup quarter final win over the Leigh Centurions.  Matt Parcell is also a doubt after sustaining concussion but the Rhinos are hopeful that he will be cleared to play. The Giants are once again without the services of Danny Brough who picked up another suspension from the mid-week disciplinary committee. Also missing are Jake Mamo and Oliver Roberts with Michael Lawrence, Innes Senior and Oliver Russell in the nineteen.  Leeds are hot favourites to record back-to-back wins.

On paper, the game of the round is Warrington Wolves v. Castleford Tigers as third play fourth. Coach Price has the luxury of naming an unchanged squad from the side which humiliated the Warriors last weekend as they look to consolidate their top four spot and put more distance between themselves and the chasing pack. Daryl Powell has been forced into three changes of the visitors with Liam Watts and Jamie Ellis both injured and Tuoyo Egodo dropped from the side. Greg Minikin returns from injury and new signings Mitch Clark and Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e could both make their first appearances. It’s the Wolves who the bookies fancy to continue their tremendous recent form and pick up the win.

Fridays final game pitches the Champions elect, St Helens, against a side who are seemingly destined for the middle eights, Hull KR. Saints have made just one change bringing in Matty Lees to replace Adam Swift while Tim Sheens rings the changes for the Robins with Josh Johnson,  Matty Marsh and Elliot Wallis all in the squad. Aaron Smith is ineligible to play as a Saints loan player and Kieren Moss and Will Dagger are the other two absentees. Bookies and pundits alike see only one winner of this one.

The final game of the weekend is played on Saturday late afternoon when Widnes Vikings travel to the Catalans Dragons without coach Denis Betts.  Widnes could have Weller Hauraki in their line up after signing him on loan from the Red Devils during in the week. The Dragons are strong favourites with the bookies after their recent turnaround in form as they push to make the top eight.

The two Championship expansion clubs play on Saturday with Toulouse v. Batley at 14:00 and Toronto v. London at 21:30. The remaining games are all played on Sunday afternoon as; Barrow welcome Rochdale, Dewsbury entertain Featherstone, Leigh take on Halifax in a real four pointer and Sheffield are at home to Swinton.

The Championship One games are played over Saturday and Sunday, all with 15:00 kick-offs, as follows;

Saturday

Bradford Bulls v. North Wales Crusaders

London Skolars v. Hunslet

West Wales Raiders v. Hemel Stags

Sunday

Coventry Bears v. Oldham

Doncaster v. Keighley Cougars

Newcastle Thunder v. Whitehaven

York City Knights v. Workington Town

 

Wherever you watch your rugby this weekend, enjoy!




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SL RND: 25 Salford26-14St.Helens
SL RND: 25 Wakefield44-12Hull FC
SL RND: 25 Wigan12-8Catalans
NRL RND: 27 Manly42-6Sydney
Thu 16th Sep
SL RND: 25 Castleford24-40Warrington
Sun 12th Sep
SL RND: 24 Leigh26-18Wakefield
NRL RND: 26 Parramatta28-20Newcastle
CH RND: 21 Batley24-31Dewsbury
CH RND: 21 LondonB28-48Featherstone
CH RND: 21 Oldham24-38Newcastle
CH RND: 21 Whitehaven19-6Halifax
CH RND: 21 Widnes10-9Bradford
CH RND: 21 Sheffield28-34Swinton
L1 RND: 21 Workington14-32Hunslet
L1 RND: 21 Doncaster26-28Keighley
L1 RND: 21 Rochdale50-22Coventry
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Melbourne 24 815 316 499 42
Penrith 24 640 280 360 42
Souths 24 775 453 322 40
Manly 24 744 492 252 32
Sydney 24 636 475 161 32
Parramatta 24 566 457 109 30
Newcastle 24 428 571 -143 24
Gold Coast 24 568 553 15 20
 
Cronulla 24 512 556 -44 20
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NZ Warriors 24 453 624 -171 16
Wests 24 500 714 -214 16
Brisbane 24 446 695 -249 14
NQL Cowboys 24 460 748 -288 14
Canterbury 24 340 710 -370 6
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Catalans 23 688 398 290 38 172.86 82.61
St.Helens 21 548 229 319 32 239.30 76.19
Warrington 21 588 354 234 31 166.10 73.81
Wigan 25 387 385 2 30 100.52 60
Leeds 24 556 440 116 26 126.36 54.17
Hull KR 20 497 458 39 20 108.52 50
 
Castleford 23 439 552 -113 22 79.53 47.83
Hull FC 21 409 476 -67 17 85.92 40.48
Wakefield 24 482 548 -66 18 87.96 37.50
Huddersfield 23 418 492 -74 16 84.96 34.78
Salford 22 402 586 -184 14 68.60 31.82
Leigh 21 332 828 -496 4 40.10 9.52
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Featherstone 19 817 254 563 34 321.65 94.74
Halifax 19 512 323 189 26 158.51 68.42
Bradford 18 483 455 28 24 106.15 66.67
LondonB 18 504 499 5 21 101 63.89
Batley 19 525 370 155 24 141.89 63.16
 
Whitehaven 20 447 496 -49 21 90.12 52.50
York 19 470 455 15 16 103.30 42.11
Widnes 19 458 509 -51 15 89.98 39.47
Newcastle 18 381 521 -140 13 73.13 36.11
Sheffield 18 382 553 -171 13 69.08 36.11
Dewsbury 19 308 570 -262 13 54.04 34.21
Oldham 19 270 691 -421 5 39.07 13.16
Swinton 20 354 719 -365 3 49.24 7.50
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Barrow 17 596 275 321 27 216.73 79.41
Workington 15 471 310 161 21 151.94 70
Keighley 19 640 399 241 25 160.40 65.79
Doncaster 17 472 390 82 22 121.03 64.71
Crusaders 18 553 438 115 22 126.26 61.11
Hunslet 18 562 435 127 20 129.20 55.56
 
Rochdale 17 505 488 17 17 103.48 50
Coventry 17 407 460 -53 12 88.48 35.29
LondonS 18 292 577 -285 7 50.61 19.44
West Wales 18 208 896 -688 1 23.21 2.78
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St.HelensW 7 370 36 334 12 1,027.78 85.71
WiganW 6 222 64 158 10 346.88 83.33
YorkW 6 186 102 84 8 182.35 66.67
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BradfordW 8 158 264 -106 6 59.85 37.50
Hudds W 7 104 288 -184 4 36.11 28.57
 
Wire W 8 150 334 -184 4 44.91 25
FeatherstoneW 8 122 338 -216 4 36.09 25
LeedsW 7 364 38 326 14 957.89 100
WakefieldW 7 50 332 -282 0 15.06 0
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