Crystal Ball: Week 1

crys_ballArrgghhh, things have come up meaning that I won’t get my Warrington and Wigan pieces up today. Instead, with a few minutes to go I will start a new weekly segment, in which I gaze into my Crystal Ball (see above) and offer startling insight into how the weekend’s upcoming games will unfold. Of course, I got this crystal ball off this dodgy bloke in the market, so there’s no guarantee that it’ll work…

Leeds Rhinos beat Celtic Crusaders by 40

Leeds aren’t at full strength, but they have a real depth of talent and Celtic’s preperation has been haphazard at best. Look for Celtic to run out of steam just as the Rhinos click into gear.

Bradford Bulls beat Harlequins by 8

Quins are usually slow starters, and don’t fare particularly well against the Bulls. Look for some costly errors to gift Bradford points and for Brian McDermott to be fuming at a game thrown away.

Wigan Warriors beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats by 14

Wakefield will be looking for an improved year here, but I think Wigan will be ready for them. Look for this to be a closely fought game until a burst of Wigan points leaves Wakefield with too much to do in the end.

If you have any (probably more accurate) predictions of your own, feel free to add them.

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