There are plenty of things to talk about following the weekend’s action.
Leigh face uphill battle to make top four
If it wasn’t already a massive task for Leigh Centurions to make the top four before their trip to Halifax, it certainly is now. The Centurions were defeated 38-18 at The Shay on Sunday afternoon. Leigh have lost five out of six games in their first season back in the Championship, and even caretaker coach Kieron Purtill has said it is a tough test for them to make the top four now.
Richardson is a future England star
St Helens starlet Danny Richardson has a massive future ahead of him. The 21-year-old is gaining more and more confidence in every game he plays, and that can only be a good thing. He is the leading goal-kicker in Super League with 26 to his name in five games. He was sensational in Saints’ win at Warrington, scoring a try, setting up two and kicking five goals. He has been named in the England Knights Performance Squad but he will be in the elite squad in just a couple of years with the way he is progressing.
Wigan showing good signs
Some say a sign of a champion side is when you are churning out wins against fellow top teams when you aren’t particularly playing to your potential, and that’s what Wigan are doing at the minute. The Warriors only played to around 70% of their potential against the in-form Wakefield on Sunday and got the win nonetheless. Shaun Wane has selection headaches at the minute which he hasn’t had in a good few years now. The full-back, wing and back-row spots are in demand at the minute so there looks to be good times ahead for Wigan.
Sky need to fix their audio
If you watched the game between Catalans Dragons and Hull Kingston Rovers LIVE on Sky Sports on Saturday, then you will know what the sub-heading is about straight away. The audio quality was extremely poor – it sounded like the commentary team were stood somewhere along the M62 and speaking through a mobile phone rather than proper headsets! The visual quality wasn’t the best either. It isn’t the presenters or pundits fault, obviously, but would this happen to a Premier League football game on Sky Sports? Probably not. Hopefully it won’t happen again…
London continue to impress
It’s no surprise to see London Broncos doing well in the Betfred Championship but it is slightly surprising to see them doing this good! They have been in and around the top four mark for a number of years now but they are flying high in the Championship at the moment, winning five out of five. They are the only club in the second-tier who have won all of their opening fixtures. Credit must go to Danny Ward, who is doing a great job as coach of the Broncos.
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