After a full fixture list returned to Super League last weekend following the World Club Series triumph, our writers at Nothing But League recapped the most memorable moments of round 2.
Leigh off the mark
It was always going to be a tough year for Leigh Centurions after gaining promotion from the Championship, but their win over St Helens on Friday night sent out a statement of intent that they aren’t just here to make up the numbers.
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Adam Leah: Neil Jukes’ side showed they can compete with the league’s best sides and getting their first win will give the players a huge lift.
Jonny Whitfield: I thought they’d struggle with facing Saints, Leeds and Warrington in the next few weeks but the win over Saints will give them massive confidence going into this tough period.
Left side, strong side
One of the biggest talking points of the weekend was the postponement of Wigan Warriors’ home fixture with Widnes Vikings, before it was rescheduled to take place at the Select Security Stadium. When it eventually went ahead, a certain partnership in cherry and white impressed.
Ben Reid: Burgess and Gildart continued their dominance on Wigan’s left-edge. They both got two tries each at Widnes, and so far this season, in just two league games and the World Club Challenge, they’ve scored 11 tries between them.
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Castleford Tigers have long been the nearly men of Super League, promising to break into the top four year after year. Did their display at Warrington signal they are the real deal this year?
From one end to the other in just 15 seconds 😲
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) February 25, 2017
Sean Hayes: Cas’ attacking display at the Halliwell Jones showed what that Tigers outfit is capable of, especially Luke Gale’s try straight from the kick-off. If they are to challenge at the top though, they need to tighten up their defence.