RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

Round twenty-three of Super League has arrived as a bit of a damp squib.  The places in the top eight are already settled with Widnes Vikings, Salford Red Devils, Hull KR and the Leeds Rhinos moving into the middle eights competition.  The top four are already seven points clear of the chasers and now likely just jostling for the remaining home tie in the end of season play-offs.

The Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR are already guaranteed four home games in the play-offs so have nothing at stake in this weeks round games.

The Championship is much more exciting with five sides still trying to squeeze into the remaining three middle eights positions with points difference likely to determine who will have the advantage of four home games.

Saints and Warrington Wolves get the programme underway on Thursday night as the home side look to open up a thirteen point gap over their neighbours and put themselves just one win from guaranteeing a home play-off game with seven games left in which to achieve it.  Justin Holbrook makes just one change with Zeb Taia back in the side for the injured Adam Swift while Warrington have Ben Murdoch-Masila, Ben Westwood and Bryson Goodwin back in contention for a place in the seventeen. The bookies are predicting an easy win for the Saints.

Friday nights televised game is the Hull derby with FC the hosts and hoping to banish the memories of a horror Sunday at Wakefield last weekend. Coach Radford has Josh Griffin back in his squad for the first time since May and Sika Manu is available once again after serving a three match suspension. Dean Hadley, Jansin Turgut and Jack Logan drop out of the squad.  Danny McGuire, Mose Masoe and James Greenwood are all suspended after incidents last weekend and FC are big favourites with the bookies against a weakened Robins.

Two of the bottom four play at the AJ Bell as the Leeds Rhinos visit Salford Red Devils with the odds in the favour.  New signing Jackson Hastings is likely to make his Red Devils debut and Gavin Bennion is named in the squad after returning from a loan period with Rochdale.  Leeds have Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Nathan Peteru back in their squad as they look to make it back-to-back win for the first time since April.

Another local derby takes place at the John Smith’s Stadium with the Giants hosting Wakefield Trinity in a match which will decide who finished bottom of the top eight at the end of the regular rounds. The sides are only separated by points difference at the moment, but that difference is a massive 301 points in the favour of Trinity. The only change for Huddersfield is Jake Wardle replacing Jake Mamo in the squad while Trinity also make one change bringing in Joe Arundel for Mason Caton-Brown. Wakefield are tipped for the win by the bookies.

The final game on Friday night is at Wigan where the Catalans Dragons are the visitors. The home side are massive favourites but still without a large proportion of their first choice squad. Coach McNamara has made a large number of changes as he rests squad players ahead of the middle eights and drafts in a number of youngsters. Iain Thornley, Lucas Albert, Antoni Maria, Alrix Da Costa, Lambert Belmas, Ugo Perez and Mickael Goudem all come into the squad to replace David Mead, Rémi Casty, Ben Garcia, Mika Simon, Lewis Tierney, Benjamin Jullien and Josh Drinkwater.

The final game, on Sunday afternoon, is between bottom side Widnes Vikings and Castleford Tigers. Squads haven’t been announced yet but Francis Cummins will be hoping that his side can find some form going into the life or death play offs while his ex-Rhinos team mate Daryl Powell will be expecting a return to form after his side were well beaten by Huddersfield last weekend.

Toulouse, London and Hallifax go into their games over the weekend knowing that wins will guarantee them top eight positions while Featherstone and Leigh are keeping everything crossed that one of them slips up while they get a victory. Toulouse entertain the Dewsbury Rams on Saturday afternoon while London travel to Barrow, and Halifax host Rochdale on Sunday afternoon. The likelihood is that all three will get their required wins but if they don’t and Featherstone can win away in Toronto, or Leigh can beat Sheffield at the Leigh Sports Village, then they could snatch a top four place at the last minute. The remaining Championship fixture sees Batley host Swinton. It should be an exciting and nail-biting couple of days in the Championship.

There is a full weekend of League One fixtures too, as follows (15:00 unless stated);

Saturday

London Skolars v. Bradford Bulls

Sunday

Hemel Stags v. West Wales Raiders (14:00)

North Wales Crusaders v. Workington Town (14:30)

Doncaster v. Oldham

Keighley Cougars v. Hunslet

Whitehaven v. Newcastle Thunder

York City Knights v. Coventry Bears

Wherever you watch your rugby this weekend, enjoy.




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Thu 26th Jul 2018 8:41 AM | Views : 57686 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDTEAM
5,183,5371,43378,6709,567LOGIN
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
RLFANS Match Centre
 Full Time.
(Hover Score)
 
NRL
St.George
10-32
Gold Coast
 Full Time.
(Hover Score)
 
NRL
Canterbury
24-44
Cronulla
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 12:00
WSL
WiganW
v
WakefieldW
Postponed
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 12:00
WSL
YorkW
v
Hudds W
Postponed
TODAY 12:30
 CH
Sheffield
v
Halifax
TODAY 15:00
 CH
Batley
v
Newcastle
TODAY 15:00
 CH
Bradford
v
Featherstone
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 15:00
 CH
LondonB
v
Widnes
Postponed
TODAY 15:00
 CH
Whitehaven
v
Oldham
TODAY 15:00
 CH
York
v
Swinton
TODAY 15:00
 L1
Barrow
v
Coventry
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 15:00
 L1
Doncaster
v
Crusaders
Postponed
TODAY 15:00
 L1
Hunslet
v
Keighley
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 15:00
 L1
Rochdale
v
Workington
Postponed
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 15:30
WSL
CastlefordW
v
BradfordW
Postponed
O
F
F
 
TODAY : 15:30
WSL
FeatherstoneW
v
Wire W
Postponed
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Sun 25th Jul
NRL
LIVE
St.George10-32Gold Coast
NRL
LIVE
Canterbury24-44Cronulla
Sat 24th Jul
NRL RND: 19 Souths60-22NZ Warriors
NRL RND: 19 Manly44-24Wests
NRL RND: 19 Penrith18-12Brisbane
L1 RND: 12 LondonS46-30West Wales
SL RND: 13 Catalans32-30Hull KR
Fri 23rd Jul
NRL RND: 19 Sydney28-8Newcastle
NRL RND: 19 NQL Cowboys16-20Melbourne
SL RND: 15 Leeds38-16Salford
SL RND: 15 Wigan25-12Wakefield
Thu 22nd Jul
NRL RND: 19 Parramatta10-12Canberra
SL RND: 15 Huddersfield40-26Hull FC
Mon 19th Jul
WSL RND: 11 WiganW4-12YorkW
Sun 18th Jul
NRL RND: 18 NZ Warriors16-30Penrith
NRL RND: 18 Brisbane24-42Wests
NRL RND: 18 Souths32-24Canterbury
WSL RND: 9 BradfordW42-12FeatherstoneW
WSL RND: 9 LeedsW24-0Hudds W
WSL RND: 9 St.HelensW24-0WakefieldW
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 18
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 17 632 198 434 30
Penrith 17 493 179 314 30
Souths 17 503 346 157 28
Parramatta 17 474 255 219 26
Sydney 17 453 335 118 22
Manly 17 485 354 131 20
St.George 17 358 382 -24 16
Cronulla 17 326 394 -68 14
 
Canberra 17 347 421 -74 14
Newcastle 17 283 420 -137 14
Gold Coast 17 394 468 -74 12
Wests 17 372 502 -130 12
NQL Cowboys 17 324 527 -203 12
NZ Warriors 17 333 426 -93 10
Brisbane 17 282 542 -260 8
Canterbury 17 212 522 -310 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 15
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Catalans 14 419 226 193 26 185.40 92.86
St.Helens 12 286 96 190 20 297.92 83.33
Warrington 13 408 213 195 19 191.55 73.08
Wigan 15 247 268 -21 20 92.16 66.67
Hull FC 12 286 215 71 15 133.02 62.50
Hull KR 11 271 244 27 12 111.07 54.55
 
Leeds 14 332 251 81 14 132.27 50
Castleford 14 251 354 -103 12 70.90 42.86
Salford 14 237 405 -168 8 58.52 28.57
Huddersfield 15 244 318 -74 8 76.73 26.67
Wakefield 15 259 354 -95 8 73.16 26.67
Leigh 13 212 508 -296 0 41.73 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 13
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 9 433 88 345 18 492.05 100
Featherstone 12 537 136 401 24 394.85 100
Bradford 12 324 279 45 18 116.13 75
Halifax 13 358 171 187 18 209.36 69.23
LondonB 13 374 337 37 17 110.98 65.38
Batley 13 328 274 54 16 119.71 61.54
 
Newcastle 12 272 358 -86 11 75.98 45.83
Widnes 13 307 344 -37 11 89.24 42.31
Sheffield 13 285 373 -88 11 76.41 42.31
Whitehaven 13 249 372 -123 9 66.94 34.62
Dewsbury 13 197 379 -182 9 51.98 34.62
York 13 299 317 -18 8 94.32 30.77
Oldham 12 166 442 -276 4 37.56 16.67
Swinton 13 224 483 -259 0 46.38 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 10
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 10 342 150 192 17 228 85
Workington 9 334 158 176 15 211.39 83.33
Doncaster 9 308 189 119 14 162.96 77.78
Keighley 10 348 239 109 10 145.61 50
Rochdale 10 279 280 -1 10 99.64 50
Crusaders 10 278 318 -40 10 87.42 50
 
Coventry 8 204 240 -36 8 85 50
Hunslet 10 268 257 11 8 104.28 40
LondonS 8 154 292 -138 2 52.74 12.50
West Wales 10 122 514 -392 0 23.74 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 9
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
LeedsW 7 364 38 326 14 957.89 100
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
CastlefordW 6 166 96 70 8 172.92 66.67
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
WakefieldW 7 50 332 -282 0 15.06 0
RLFANS Recent Posts




X