Wigan Warriors beat Catalan Dragons by 14
The Warriors have proven very good at getting good just in time for the playoffs under Brian Noble (he wasn’t too bad at doing that at Bradford either) and I think they end this mini resurgence by the Dragons.
Leeds Rhinos beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats by 10
I think Leeds are also warming up as the playoffs approach. They’re not quite at full steam yet, but they should have just enough to get past Wakefield.
Salford City Reds beat Celtic Crusaders by 8
Man, the Crusaders have had a rough week. I doubt it gets better when St Helens’ conquerors come to town.
Huddersfield Giants beat Harlequins by 18
For some reason, the Giants appear to have a hex over Quins this year.
St Helens beat Warrington Wolves by 2
As much as Wire have improved, I just can’t bring myself to pick them over Saints. Sorry, just can’t do it.
Hull KR beat Bradford Bulls by 8
No particularly good reason for this pick, just a gut feeling.
Castleford Tigers beat Hull FC by 14
The loser of this is out of the playoff picture.