28th February 2019, 08:50 | super_league
Thursday: Salford Red Devils vs St Helens (Live on Sky Sports, 19:45)
The undefeated St Helens travel to Salford Red Devils the surprise package of the 2019 Super League season. Red Devils are currently three wins out of four with half-back pairing Jackson Hastings and Rob Lui in exciting form.
Saints will be without centre, Kevin Naiqama who misses out on the 19-man squad due to injury. Tommy Makinson is one try away from scoring 100 Super League tries, all 99 have come for St Helens. Red Devils will be looking for a much tighter game than last years, Saints won both games, 60-10 and 34-2.
Friday: Castleford Tigers vs Hull KR (K.O 19:45)
Castleford are one of the three unbeaten sides this season, they sit at the top of the table with a superior points difference than those below them. The news before the season started that Luke Gale would miss the season was a blow for Tigers, but last year’s Super League Young Player of the Year, Jake Trueman, and Mr. Consistent, Paul McShane have impressed so far.
Hull KR have played four games due to their Round 10 fixture being moved forward, they’ve won two and lost two. Their wins came against rivals Hull FC and London Broncos. Last week, they lost out to Salford Red Devils, a closely fought game saw a second-half Red Devils comeback, whilst losing away at Warrington Wolves.
Friday: Leeds Rhinos vs Wakefield Trinity (Live on Sky Sports, 19:45)
Leeds Rhinos will return to the Emerald Headingley Stadium after playing their first four games away from home due to their newly built stand.
They’ve been inconsistent so far this year, a poor showing in their opening game against Warrington showed Dave Furner’s men had a lot of work to do, they were defeated by St Helens and Wigan Warriors but in tighter games while they put on a big performance to beat Salford 46-14.
Wakefield put in a good performance in Round 3 against a Catalans side that struggles outside of Perpignan, they beat the French side 22-12 in Danny Brough’s 500thcareer appearance. It was a much-needed win after their first two games were lost against London Broncos and St Helens.
Saturday: Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves (Live on Sky Sports, 17:00)
Catalans return to Perpignan where they beat Huddersfield Giants in Round Two 27-10, it was their only win of the season. They’ve lost at both Castleford and Wakefield, they’ll be without David Mead who is injured, and Fouad Yaha could make his second debut for the side.
The Wire have been impressive in their opening three games, comprehensively beating Huddersfield, Leeds and Hull KR. Blake Austin has lived up to pre-season hype so far, and Chris Hill is one appearance away from making 200 Super League appearances.
Sunday: Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC (K.O 15:00)
Huddersfield are still looking for their first win of the season, they lost to Warrington last week and have been disappointing so far this season. They’ll be hoping wingers Jermaine McGillvary and Akuila Uate can produce some magic to get their first win of the season.
FC finally got their first win since June 2018, and what a way to do it. The first Golden Point of the 2019 season, Marc Sneyd kicked the game-winning drop goal against Wigan. Joe Westermann could make his 300thcareer appearance a week after scoring this try…
Sunday: London Broncos vs Wigan Warriors (K.O 15:00)
London Broncos opened the 2019 season with a win at the Trailfinders Sports Club against Wakefield Trinity, they have not won a game since losing against; Salford, Hull KR and Castleford.
George Williams is set to make his 150thappearance for Wigan Warriors, they’ve lost two out of their three opening games, and Adrian Lam will be looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible with a comfortable win against Broncos.