Hull KR vs London Broncos Super League Preview

Hull KR welcome back captain Joel Tomkins and United States international Junior Vaivai for this Sunday’s tough encounter at the KCOM stadium.( kick off 15.00). The Rovers are further strengthened by the return of prop Lee Jewitt, with ex Salford man Ryan Lannan expected to make his debut.

Despite a 28-14 defeat at the warrington Wolves the Robins have been impressive in particularly close season signing from Leeds, Mitch Garbutt. Boasting a solid looking pack of forwards which includes that other Leeds’ man Robbie Mulhern this is a team that looks stronger than in recent years. Expect Danny McGuire and Josh Drinkwater to dominate the middle with centre Jimmy Kleinhorst another impressive close season signing.

London Broncos remain unchanged with the impressive James Cunningham likely to make his 100th appearance.

The strength of that Broncos defence will be tested in this game after that defeat by Salford Red Devil’s last week. Jordan Abdul has been an important signing for London a…

Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos Super League Preview

I never imagined I would write the following comments, but “ super league leaders Salford Red Devil’s” remain unchanged against an unimpressive Leeds Rhinos team out to prove the doubters wrong .

For the Rhinos the legacy of the Sinfield, Peacock, Burrow, Mcguire and Hall era hangs around their necks like a noose, and Trent Merrin , Konrad Hurrell and Tuimoalo Lolohea need to up their game considerably .

On paper you would expect the Rhinos to blitz Salford by about 30 points but Rugby league games are not played on paper and the Coaching of Ian Watson has been shrewd and calculating in recent weeks.

With Lee Mossop and Gil Dudson up front the Red Devil’s have two tough no nonsense props and with Jackson Hastings and Robert Lui controlling the middle the Leeds pack will need to hit Salford hard in the opening phases.

With suggestions that Adam Cuthbertson and Matt Purcell can leave this can not be seen as a positive for the rhinos with last seasons regular Anthony Mullalley already se…

Saints Steal Victory In Final Minute

St Helens vs Wakefield Trinity looked like it would become the first Super League game to go to Golden Point since it's introduction, McCarthy-Scarsbrook denying spectators that opportunity and ensuring the two competition points headed back to St Helens.

Wakefield had an appalling start to the game, Trinity spilling the ball straight from the kick off, handing Saints prime field position in close proximity to the home sides line. mark Percival would have first crack at the line on the second tackle, the referee deeming Percival had promoted the ball carrying arm off the deck, Trinity winning the penalty for a double movement.

Inside the eighth minute Saints would finally get the try that they deserved, the visitors camped out on the Wakefield line for a couple of tackles before Theo Fages threw a flat ball for Morgan Knowles to burst onto, the Welsh international powering through to score, Percival on hand to convert.

Wakefield had started to come into their own in the opening 20…

Wakefield Trinity vs St Helens Round 2 Super League Preview

Wakefield will be looking to give a more respectable account of themselves than the previous week, Trinity going down at the hands of London as the Capital club ran rampant against the visitors. St Helens had a much more enjoyable first week back, beating fierce title rivals and current Super League Champions, the Wigan Warriors, 22-12 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Wakefield claimed the home leg of last season's games, beating high flying Saints 24-20 at the Mobile Rocket Stadium. When these two sides met again eight rounds later they would be once again only be separated four points, this time Justin Holbrook's men claiming the win in a 34-30 thriller, Saints would then go on to beat Wakefield in the Super 8s by a more convincing scoreline of 36-16.

Crasig Huby and Danny Kirmond have been drafted in to this week's 19 man squad, they replace the injured James Batchelor and Tyler Randell, two pivotal players who's presence will be missed on Sunday. St Helens make just on…

Salford Red Devils vs London Broncos Round 2 Super League Preview

Not many predicted victories for these sides in round 1, even fewer would have predicted wins by such comfortable margins. Salford running riot in the final 40 minutes against Huddersfield while London put in an incredible performance against Wakefield, to kickstart life back in Super League.

The visitors have a strong record against the Red Devils, the Broncos winning in both the 2016 and 2018 Qualifiers by just three points, London stunning the Red Devils with an 11-8 win at Ealing Trailfinders in 2018, in 2016 claiming a 19-16 win at the AJ Bell.

Ian Watson sticks with the same 19 that got the job done against the Giants last week, all his troops remaining fit and injury free throughout the course of the week. Danny Ward takes the same approach with his 19, clearly working under the remit of, if it's not broke don't fix it.

Salford Red Devils: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Junior Sa'u, Jake Bibby, Robert Lui, Lee Mossop, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Mark Flanagan, Joey Lussick…

Catalans Claim First Win In Clinical Fashion

The Catalans Dragons opened up their account for 2018 with a confident and assured performance against an injury struck and struggling Huddersfield, the Giants not only lost the game but potentially another playmaker as Izaac Farrell was escorted from the field with a knee injury.

The Giants made a more than convincing start to the game, Australian import Matt Frawley grabbed his first Huddersfield try inside six minutes, consistent pressure on the Dragons line causing it to finally cave and the halfback scrambled over. Farrell converting the try.

Catalans would build momentum of their own and seemed like it wold only be a matter of time before they would turn possession into points, in the 16th minute it would finally happen. Brayden Williame refusing to let a teasing kick into the in-goal area go and the Fijian international giving the home fans something to cheer, Sam Tomkins would level the score off the boot on the left touchline.

Williame would have his second of the game just t…

Catalans Dragons vs Huddersfield Giants Super League Round 2 Preview

These two sides will be looking to right the wrongs of last week with a win, Huddersfield picked apart at the hands of Salford last week while Catalans fell at the Jungle to a strong Tigers side with plenty of wind in their sails despite injury.

The Dragons went two for two against Huddersfield in 2018, this pushes Catalans to four wins in the last five meetings between these serial Super League strugglers. Traditionally Huddersfield do better on the road against Catalans, last year's fixture decided by only two points and the previous year's visit to the Stade Gilbert Brutus seeing the Giants leave with the win.

Arthur Romano is the only new addition to the squad this week, he replaces David Mead who is omitted from the squad for family reasons, Jodie Broughton and Greg Bird are absent through injury. Aaron Murphy returns to Simon Woolford's 19 man squad after injury kept him out of the selection process last week.

Catalans Dragons: Tony Gigot, Brayden Wiliame, Lewis Tierney…