Round 17 Preview
Betfred Super League Round 17 Match-Ups
Friday: Castleford Tigers vs Huddersfield Giants (7:45PM)
Castleford have only won two out of their last six games, their victories came against rivals Wakefield and Leeds Rhinos. They were blown away by St Helens at Anfield for the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend but have had two-week break to prepare for Huddersfield and are currently in the last play-off position.
Huddersfield Giants put in an emphatic display at Anfield beating Hull FC 55-2, Darnell McIntosh and Jermaine McGillvary scored two tries apiece in their rout at the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend.
Friday: Hull FC vs Salford Red Devils (7:45PM)
In their last Super League outing Hull FC were hammered by the Giants but bounced back with a Challenge Cup quarter final victory over 2018 winners Catalans Dragons. They’ve had an inconsistent season so far but they’re in a good position in the table currently sitting in fourth place.
Salford Red Devils have lost their last two games, they lost by two points in a dramatic loss against St Helens and again by two points against Hull KR.
Friday: Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos (Live on Sky Sports, 7:45PM)
Wakefield have lost their last two games against London Broncos and Catalans Dragons. Chris Chester’s men will be without long term absentees Tom Johnstone, Bill Tupou and Tinirau Arona, while David Fifita could be back in contention after his injury at Magic Weekend.
Leeds Rhinos will go into the game with the news that club captain Kallum Watkins will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Leeds beat London in their last game by two points and will be hoping to get revenge on a Wakefield side that have already beaten them twice this season.
Saturday: Warrington Wolves vs Catalans Dragons (Live on Sky Sports, 15:15PM)
Warrington Wolves will host Catalans Dragons live on Sky Sports in the only game live on Saturday. The Wire have won four out of the last six games, they beat Wigan at Magic Weekend but will be without Tom Lineham and Jake Mamo after being issued penalty notices from Match Review Panel.
Catalans will be full of confidence against Warrington after beating them in Perpignan 23-22 and their Challenge Cup final victory. Catalans have won their past three Super League games but were knocked out of the Challenge Cup at the weekend against Hull.
Sunday: Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors (3PM)
Hull KR announced on Wednesday night that head coach Tim Sheens had departed the club after the club lost six out of their last seven games and only London Broncos are placed lower than KR.
Wigan Warriors announced the signing of Mitch Clark today, he won’t join until next season. Wigan have lost their last two games, after a three-game winning-streak. They’re currently in ninth place only four points outside of the play-offs.
Sunday: London Broncos vs St Helens (3PM)
London Broncos are currently at the bottom of Super League and it won’t get any easier Danny Ward’s men when they host high-flyers St Helens. Broncos will be disappointed by their Magic Weekend loss against Leeds; however, they will take encouragement from a positive display.
Saints are six points clear at the top of the table, their only loss this season came against Catalans Dragons. Justin Holbrook’s side are flying on all fronts. The whole squad is performing and it’s hard to see where their weaknesses are at the moment.