Defending champions St Helens maintained their 100 per cent record in the Betfred Super League on Friday night as they battled past Warrington Wolves (St Helens 11/8, Warrington 6/1 – Grand Final Winner).
Kristian Woolf’s side now have a two-point cushion at the top of the table, although that could soon change if Wigan Warriors overcome Catalans Dragons on Saturday evening.
The Saints ran out 28-2 winners at the Totally Wicked Stadium, with Tommy Makinson (pictured) scoring two tries on the night.
At the opposite end of the table, Wakefield Trinity opened their account for the season as they beat Toulouse 18-6 at home.
Tries from Liam Hood, Kelepi Tanginoa and Corey Hall were enough as Willie Poching’s side opened up a game between themselves and the French outfit.
Friday’s third and final Super League match took place between Salford Red Devils and Hull KR, with the Robins picking up a 26-16 victory on the road.
The first of two games on Saturday starts at 15:15, with Huddersfield Giants hosting Castleford Tigers (Huddersfield 2/5, Draw 20/1, Castleford 11/5 – Match Betting).
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Giants coach Ian Watson will welcome Michael Lawrence and Danny Levi back into his squad, but Theo Fages is not named in the 21-man party. Castleford won their opening game of the season against Hull FC last week, but coach Lee Radford has still recalled Jake Mamo and Kenny Edwards into his squad.
At 17:30, Catalans Dragons will host Wigan Warriors in the south of France, with the Cherry and Whites hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the season (Catalans 8/11, Draw 18/1, Wigan 6/5 – Match Betting).
Wigan coach Matty Peet has asked his side to produce their best performance of the season when they face Steve McNamara’s men, as he says anything less may not be good enough for two points.
He told Wigan Today: “We are underdogs, but it doesn’t alter our approach; we will just concentrate on ourselves and look to improve. Throughout this year, we just want to get better, embracing the different challenges and learn any lessons.
“We are aware that if we are the slightest bit off, we are against a strong team who will take care of us comfortably. The players don’t need to be told that Catalans are a great team.
“It will be a high-quality game and a high-quality test to see where we are up to.”
Catalans trio Sam Tomkins, Dean Whare and Joe Chan will return to the squad, while Peet has named an unchanged team after their victory over Toulouse Olympique last week.
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