Jamie Jones-Buchanan has praised Leigh Leopards.
The newly promoted Super League side defeated league leaders Warrington Wolves over the weekend and are in a really strong position as they take on bottom club Wakefield Trinity at the Magic Weekend.
This was seen at the start of the season as a relegation battle but now seems to be certainly not the case as Buchanan admitted he got his assessment of Leigh wrong.
“At the start of the season I thought what goes up must come down and I was referring to the Leigh Leopards,” Buchanan said on Sky Sports.
“That’s because that’s what usually happens to teams who come up from the Championship, they bounce back to the Championship.
“What I don’t know now is if they are even going to finish in the bottom six. If I was them, I would be aiming for the top six.”
He then went on to say he feels there is now more chance of them making the Grand Final than being relegated:
“I actually think there is more chance of them making a Grand Final than getting relegated right now.
“Derek Beaumont is doing a fantastic job and on the pitch there has been some outstanding performers.”
That said in response to this Barrie McDermott cast doubt on the Grand Final but backed them for Wembley:
“I don’t know about Grand Final but I think they could get to the Challenge Cup Final.”