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Jon Wilkin brands “struggling” Super League side as “bad”

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Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin has had his say on the Betfred Super League after four rounds.

Appearing on Sky Sports‘ the Rugby League Verdict, Wilkin gave his assessment of the good, the bad and the ugly from Super League Round Four.

On the good, Wilkin was quick to praise Warrington Wolves star George Williams. He said: “Hull KR were highly favoured this week but George Williams produced a performance that’s sharper than his fringe while this man produced some magical moments, scored a try but had his hand in everything that was great about Warrington’s performance against Hull KR who don’t really lose at home.

“Not only did he score tries but he set tries up and Matt Dufty who got all the plaudits in the game was pretty much off the back of everything George Williams did. We see him here highlighting Matt Duffy out the back of the play.

“George Williams knows how to get the ball in his hands and does it so well. It was such a magical performance from him.”

The bad in Super League

When asked about what the bad was in Super League this week, Jon Wilkin identified Leigh Leopards after they lost 22-16 to the Leeds Rhinos.

The Rhinos battled back from a 16-0 deficit to win 22-16 with second half tries from Rhyse Martin, Matt Frawley and a brace from Ash Handley as new signing Brodie Croft pulled the strings.

Making matters worse for Leigh is the fact they had tried to sign Croft themselves from Super League rivals Salford Red Devils.

On the Leopards, Wilkin said: “Well the bad is Leigh and their start to the season. The Leopards are really struggling. We spoke about the second season syndrome, well they’ve been desperately unlucky and just gave away a lead to Leeds in the bad in Super League this week.”

Will the Leopards turn things around

The Leigh Leopards may have lost to Leeds Rhinos in the last round of Super League, but they showed a lot of class especially in attack.

Matt Moylan and Lachlan Lam pulled the strings and stretched the Rhinos again and again showing enough to trouble almost any side in the league.

So, they have all that is needed to turn things around in Super League in 2024.

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