2023 Super League: Round 10 Predictions

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St Helens Vs Warrington Wolves

Date: 20/04/23, Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT, Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

St Helens 21-Man Squad: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Will Hopoate, Mark Percival, Jon Bennison, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, James Roby, Matty Lees, Joe Batchelor, Joey Lussick, LMS, James Bell, Sam Royle, Konrad Hurrell, Lewis Baxter, Tee Ritson, Dan Hill, George Delaney, McKenzie Buckley, Wesley Bruines.

Warrington Wolves 21-Man Squad: Matt Dufty, Josh Thewlis, Peter Mata’utia, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Ashton, George Williams, Josh Drinkwater, Daryl Clark, Ben Currie, Matty Nicholson, Josh McGuire, Sam Kasiano, Danny Walker, Greg Minikin, Tom Whitehead, Luke Thomas, Leon Hayes, Matty Russell, Lucas Green, Josh Lynch.

I’m never a fan of the curtain raiser to a new round being the best game of the weekend. But here we are. This should be a cracker; it always is when these two meet. Both have wounds to heal following defeats last week. Warrington’s eight game run came to an end thanks to Wigan, and Saints took their fourth defeat of the season to a flying Hull KR.

It’s way too early to say Saints must win, as, it’s a long season, but they need to start clicking soon, and this could be a good starting point. They’ll be doing it tough again with bodies out. But Wire also has a few missing and this week will be without their impressive forward, Paul Vaughan. I think it’ll be tight, but Warrington have too much right now.

Prediction: Warrington by 8 points

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Castleford Tigers Vs Hull KR

Date: 21/04/23, Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT, Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

Castleford Tigers 21-Man Squad: Niall Evalds, Greg Eden, Jordan Turner, Mahe Fonua, Bureta Faraimo, Jacob Miller, George Lawler, Paul McShane, George Griffin, Kenny Edwards, Alex Mellor, Joe Westerman, Adam Milner, Jack Broadbent, Muizz Mustapha, Suaia Matagi, Brad Martin, Sam Hall, Luis Johnson, Will Tate.

Hull KR 21-Man Squad: Lachlan Coote, Ethan Ryan, Tom Opacic, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Jordan Abdull, Matt Parcell, George King, Kane Linnett, Elliot Minchella, Jez Litten, Rhys Kennedy, James Batchelor, Matty Storton, Jimmy Keinhorst, Mikey Lewis, Dean Hadley, Sam Wood, Sam Luckley, Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e, Corey Hall.

These two sides had rather contrasting weeks and results in round nine. Tigers struggled in attack once again and it cost them a win at Salford. While, as already mentioned above, KR had an impressive and comfortable win against the Champions. I watch Castleford and they do look good in parts, but they have no killer instinct or enough quality on the pitch to score back-to-back tries and take control of games.

KR is the opposite. They can blow you away in a 10-minute spell. They did that to Saints last week in the second half and won the game with three unanswered tries. They are really strong in attack and hold their line well. They are one to watch this season as they continue to upset the more fancied sides. This will be another KR win.

Prediction: Hull KR by 12 points

Leigh Leopards Vs Leeds Rhinos

Date: 21/04/23, Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT, Venue: Leigh Sports Village

Leigh Leopards 21-Man Squad: Zak Hardaker, Tom Briscoe, Ed Chamberlain, Ricky Leutele, Josh Charnley, Joe Mellor, Lachlan Lam, Tom Amone, Edwin Ipape, Robbie Mulhern, John Asiata, Ben Reynolds, Oliver Holmes, Gareth O’Brien, Matt Davis, Aaron Smith, Tom Nisbet, Kai O’Donnell, Nathan Wilde, Umyla Hanley, Ava Seumanufagai.

Leeds Rhinos 21-Man Squad: Richie Myler, Harry Newman, Nene MacDonald, Ash Handley, Blake Austin, Aiden Sezer, Mikolaj Oledzki, Zane Tetevano, James Bentley, Rhyse Martin, Cameron Smith, Jarrod O’Connor, Sam Lisone, Justin Sangare, Tom Holroyd, James McDonnell, Sam Walters, Liam Tindall, Luis Roberts, Corey Johnson, Jack Sinfield.

Really comfortable wins for both Leigh and Leeds last week, albeit against the two worst sides in the league. So, while their wins were expected, you still have a job to do, and both did it really well. Both scored 30+ and Leigh keeping Wakey to nil. It was a much-needed win for Leigh after back-to-back defeats, but it’s been back-to-back wins for Leeds, who continue their hot and cold run in 2023.

You never know what you’re going to get from Leeds. It’s the same this week. I do give Leigh the edge with home advantage and a bit more quality in attack. But I wouldn’t count Leeds out, and with Leigh losing three of their four home games this season, they aren’t a guarantee on home soil. This one’s on a flip of a coin, but I think Leigh found their stride again last week and will carry that into this game with the Rhinos.

Prediction: Leigh by 10 points

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Salford Red Devils Vs Catalan Dragons

Date: 23/04/23, Kick-off Time: 14:15 GMT, Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

Salford Red Devils 21-Man Squad: Ryan Brierley, Kallum Watkins, Joe Burgess, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd, Jack Ormondroyd, Andy Ackers, King Vuniyaywa, Andrew Dixon, Sam Stone, Oliver Partington, Chris Atkin, Danny Addy, Tyler Dupree, Shane Wright, Ellis Longstaff, Amir Bourouh, Rhys Williams, Matt Costello, Ben Hellewell, Deon Cross.

Catalan Dragons 21-Man Squad: Arthur Mourgue, Tom Davies, Adam Keighran, Matthieu Laguerre, Mike McMeeken, Micky McIlorum, Matt Whitley, Paul Seguier, Benjamin Garcia, Mickael Goudemand, Romain Navarrete, Cesar Rouge, Tiaki Chan, Arthur Romano, Siosiua Taukeiaho, Jordan Dezaria, Tom Johnstone, Bastien Scimone, Ugo Tison, Sam Tomkins, Tanguy Zenon.

This is another one where it’s tough to call. Both aren’t exactly lighting up the league at present and with Catalan coming into this on two straight defeats, they need a win soon to maintain their push up the top half of the table. Salford had a good, hard win last week, but didn’t look great. What has been impressive with them this season, is they do manage to scrape wins in poor form.

They go into week ten sat in the play offs, without really playing that well or having a full squad to their disposal, with never ending injuries hitting them week on week. I do feel this will be a game they need to be better in though, as Catalan can punish you if you don’t hit them first. If this game becomes a grind, I will favour the French outfit to come out on top.

Prediction: Catalan by 6 points

Hull FC Vs Huddersfield Giants

Date: 23/04/23, Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT, Venue: The KCOM Stadium

Hull FC 21-Man Squad: Adam Swift, Carlos Tuimavave, Liam Sutcliffe, Darnell McIntosh, Jake Clifford, Ligi Sao, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Andre Savelio, Jordan Lane, Brad Fash, Joe Lovodua, Joe Cator, Cam Scott, Ben McNamara, Jack Brown, Josh Griffin, Davy Litten, Will Gardiner, Scott Taylor, Brad Dwyer.

Huddersfield Giants 21-Man Squad: Jake Connor, Jermaine McGillvary, Esan Marsters, Kevin Naiqama, Jake Bibby, Tui Lolohea, Chris Hill, Nathan Peats, Chris McQueen, Luke Yates, Matty English, Harry Rushton, Owen Trout, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Adam O’Brien, Olly Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, Harvey Livett, Sam Halsall, Jack Ashworth, Will Pryce.

The only thing worse than being a Trinity fan right now, is supporting Hull FC. There’s some real panic and uncertainty amongst the FC fans. It’s been a worrying season so far and coming into this on the back of seven straight defeats, conceding 250 points in the process. It’s a real bad state of affairs for Tony Smith. However, I don’t think they could have a better manager at their disposal to try and help curve this horrendous start.

Huddersfield have been a bit hit and miss. They’ve won four, lost four so far and not hit their stride or standards from last year. I think many expected a lot more from Watson’s men, and so far, it’s all just been very average from them. A good win against Catalan last week after going behind a couple of times, I just can’t see Hull winning or Giants losing this week. I really can’t.

Prediction: Huddersfield by 16 points

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Wigan Warriors Vs Wakefield Trinity

Date: 23/04/23, Kick-off Time: 15:05 GMT, Venue: DW Stadium

Wigan Warriors 21-Man Squad: Bevan French, Toby King, Jake Wardle, Liam Marshall, Harry Smith, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Liam Byrne, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Morgan Smithies, Kaide Ellis, Ethan Havard, Kai Pearce-Paul, Joe Shorrocks, Patrick Mago, Brad O’Neill, Abbas Miski, Harvie Hill, Junior Nsemba, Zach Eckersley, Tom Forber.

Wakefield Trinity 21-Man Squad: Jorge Taufua, Reece Lyne, Lee Gaskell, Mason Lino, Eddie Battye, Jai Whitbread, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Jay Pitts, Liam Kay, Josh Bowden, Renouf Atoni, Lee Kershaw, Kevin Proctor, Morgan Smith, Samisoni Langi, Harry Bowes, Sam Eseh, Oliver Pratt, Sam Hewitt, Will Dagger, Rowan Milnes.

If any game is a banker at present, it’s the team facing Wakefield that week. It’s hard to watch as a neutral, so, I can’t imagine what those Trinity fans are going through. There’s no hope, no desire, no fight, passion, or confidence in that squad. Or the whole club at that rate. You’ve a chairman on the way out, a gaffer who’s new to the role, and a squad so depleted and lacking a lot of quality.

As for Wigan, they’re on such a run and look the form team in the league at present. After what was an incredible win at Wire last week, they look on top form and a tough side to beat. This week is a nice game after their last three wars, so Peet may use it to change it up and rest a few. Even with that, Wigan should run out very comfortable winners.

Prediction: Wigan by 30 points

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