The Super League continues on Friday evening when another pair of matches take place in a competition which remains under the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. Three fixtures were due to take place on the evening but one has been cancelled leaving just two.
Given all the sport that is going on throughout Friday evening, neither of these games have any TV coverage so we will be restricted to the social media updates, radio commentaries and live score apps to keep up to date if not going to a match.
Leeds Rhinos vs Salford Red Devils (19.45)
One of the two matches on Friday evening sees the Leeds Rhinos taking on the Salford Red Devils at Headingley where the home side will be out to return to winning ways after successive defeats to the Catalans Dragons while the visitors will be looking to prove that their two recent wins were genuine and not handed to them.
Those wins for the Red Devils came against a Castleford Tigers who rested their star players for the Challenge Cup final and an injury hit Wakefield Trinity side so you can understand why there are doubts over those victories. A win here would silence the doubters. Leeds Rhinos were in great form prior to come up against the Dragons twice in as many weeks. I don’t think defeat to the French outfit is necessarily a negative on them though and I would expect Leeds to get back to winning ways, especially with goal kicker Rhyse Martin back as well as key players in Ash Handley and Mikolaj Oledzki. Salford might be improving but their only other wins prior to the last two weeks were against a Leigh Centurions who are out of their depth and a struggling Huddersfield side. I think the form suggests this should be a comfortable Leeds win.
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Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity (19.45)
Two sides who have seen their form suffer at various times of the season meet in the other match when the Wigan Warriors take on Wakefield Trinity at the DW Stadium with both sides eager to show their worth now that key players have returned.
Wigan were getting through matches on top until a month or so ago when their injuries just took their toll but even though they haven’t been convincing in the last couple of outings, they have picked up wins and as more players return we would expect to see their form getting better and better. Wakefield went through a period where their results took an upturn but injuries hit again and they arrive here having lost their last two matches. Wakefield have players coming back so I expect their form to improve too but there has just been too much disruption to these unsettled sides to determine who is in best condition here.
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