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How will the Superleague clubs cope with their third match in less than ten days? Keep an eye on this weekend?s Round Eleven matches to find out...
Salford v St Helens at The Willows Fourth placed Salford take on the competition leaders in the televised game and will be keen to show they are real contenders this season by perhaps being the side to end St Helens undefeated run. Salford narrowly missed an Easter weekend double, scoring an away victory over Warrington and making Leeds work for their win. Saints had an easy Good Friday run against Wigan but are returning from a tough away win over Les Catalans. This should be a very interesting and close match.
Leeds v Castleford at Headingley Leeds narrowly went down to Bradford leading into the Easter weekend, but then chalked up an away win over Salford. Here they face a lower ranked team in Castleford, who will be looking to regain some composure after a 10-point loss to Wakefield and a 60-point loss in front of The Jungle faithful against Warrington. It will be a tough ask for Cas as this looks to be a mismatch, but in rugby league anything?s possible.
Huddersfield v Wigan at Galpharm Stadium Hot and cold Huddersfield line up against a mainly cold Wigan side in Saturday night?s televised game. Huddersfield pushed Hull all the way on Good Friday, but were on the receiving end of a big scoring second half at Bradford on Tuesday. Wigan never seemed to put St Helens or Harlequins under real pressure over the weekend, and while still waiting for an announcement about their coaching arrangements, it?s hard to see them changing that in their away trip here.
Les Catalans v Hull at Perpignan Catalans went down to Harlequins in London on Good Friday but were competitive against St Helens in front of a healthy crowd in Perpignan on Monday. Here they are at home again against a Hull side that seem to have improved while awaiting the arrival of their new coach Peter Sharp. Hull chalked up a weekend double with tight wins at Huddersfield and then against Wakefield. If Hull perform at their peak they should win, but an enthusiastic Catalans could easily claim a scalp here if Hull don?t bring their game with them.
Wakefield v Harlequins at Atlantic Solutions Stadium Harlequins also did well out of the Easter weekend, coming away with wins against Catalans and against Wigan. Here they travel up to Wakefield to meet a team that competed well at Hull and won their Good Friday derby against Castleford. Hard to predict with both sides having shown mixed form this season, but each will be keen to win and end the week above their opponents on the table.
Warrington v Bradford at Halliwell Jones Stadium Bradford moved up to third place over the weekend with a last minute win at Leeds followed by a big win against Huddersfield. Warrington were outplayed by Salford on Good Friday, but the return of Lee Briers saw them put 60 points between them and Castleford on Monday. The Wolves will be keen to bring some of that form back in front of their home crowd, in an attempt to match Bradford and hold onto fifth place on the table.