7. Play-offs to provide drama
This is where things get exciting! Warrington and Catalans meet in the Elimination Final and the Wolves should right the wrongs of last season and see off Steve McNamara’s side.
Wigan and Hull will then meet in the Qualifying Final and with Hull having an easier run of fixtures towards the end of the campaign, may use that momentum to oust the Warriors on their own turf.
Those results mean Wigan will host Warrington at the DW Stadium in the first semi-final and Adrian Lam’s side should be able to see off the Wolves to take them one game away from Old Trafford and extend the Wolves miserable record in the play-offs.
The second semi-final sees League Leaders’ Shield winners St Helens host Hull FC in what should be a dress rehearsal for the Grand Final. Home advantage will see Saints over the line and reach back-to-back Grand Final’s for the first time in nearly a decade.
Hull then play Wigan again, this time at the KCOM Stadium, in the Preliminary Final and will beat the Warriors once again to book a first Grand Final appearance since 2006.
Which leaves Saints and Hull to battle it out at Old Trafford, just as they did 14 years previously, only this time Hull will upset the odds and be crowned Super League champions for the first time.