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Round Three gets underway on Friday night with three matches that could all easily go either way.
Wigan are at home against Huddersfield, hoping to play out 80 minutes this time and get their first win of the season following losses to Catalans and Leeds. However Huddersfield are more than capable of holding their own, having also lost to Leeds but getting a win against Warrington at home last start.
In the televised game, St Helens look to measure their early season form against a competitive side when hosting Leeds. Both teams are undefeated so far this season and this is shaping up as an excellent match between two teams that should be near the top all season.
There are also two undefeated teams in the last of Friday night?s match-ups, when Bradford host this season?s surprise packet Salford. Bradford struggled at home to get the draw against Harlequins last week, while Salford haven?t put a foot wrong in registering comfortable wins against Warrington and Catalans.
Moving to Saturday afternoon, that draw against Bradford should leave Harlequins confident of a good showing at home against winless Wakefield, hoping to keep the crowd numbers ticking through their new shared ground at Twickenham Stoop. While in the televised match that evening, Warrington attempt to get their season started against an undefeated Hull side that aren?t afraid to rack up the points against inferior opposition.
There is only one game on Sunday afternoon, when Castleford probably have their best chance at a win so far against the travelling Catalans, who will be without their injured captain Stacey Jones.