Well, it’s Week 10 if we assume the two Easter posts were a combined Week 9, and I am…
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats beat Hull FC by 8
Not actually that confident about this pick, but Wakefield are in form whilst Hull are not. There’s also the fact that Richard Horne is officially ‘doubtful’ which is never a good thing for the Black and Whites.
Bradford Bulls beat Warrington Wolves by 1
Battle of the Underachievers! Bradford have looked improved in the last few weeks, whilst Warrington seem to have slipped a bit. It’ll probably be one of theose dour-yet-compelling games that goes the distance.
Catalan Dragons beat Salford City Reds by 18
Battle of the Recently-Much-Improved! Gotta go with Catalans here, as they seem to have really rediscovered their mojo and more importantly have home advantage.
Huddersfield Giants beat Leeds Rhinos by 2
I’m probably cursing the Giants here, but this game could consolidate their league positioning above Leeds. The Rhinos have looked shaky lately, and I’m not sure going to an in-form Huddersfield side is the best cure for that.
Wigan Warriors beat Celtic Crusaders by 14
Wigan should get back on track here, provided they don’t implode defensively like they did against Catalan Dragons and instead show the resolution they had in defeat to St Helens.
Harlequins beat Hull KR by 8
This should be a very tight game, but KR’s boom this season appeared to suffer a blow against Huddersfield. Add to that the saga hanging around Justin Morgan and I see enough distraction to stop them being at their best against Quins, which they will probably have to be to win away from home.
St Helens beat Castleford Tigers by 12
Saints appear to have entered that zone where picking against them is a very bad idea, so even though Cas are much improved this year and they won this corresponding game last season, I doubt that’s enough to see them through here.