As we head into the second round of Super League, we’re set to be treated to a rugby league feast with four Super League games hitting our screens along with some action from down under and the Championship.
So, here’s every game on TV this week.
Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers – Sky Sports Main Event 19:30, Sky Sports Mix 19:00
After a difficult win over Leeds at Headingley in Round One, Warrington are at home for the first time in 2022 against new coach Daryl Powell’s former team Castleford Tigers who were shocked at home against Salford last week. After the Lee Radford era started slow, they’re looking for a win to get back on track.
Wests Tigers v Manly Sea Eagles – Sky Sports Main Event 07:30
With the NRL season just around the corner, Sky are showing a number of the pre-season trial matches down under this weekend including the battle between Wests and Manly. Wests signed Wigan duo Jackson Hastings and Oliver Gildart as they look to finally break into the top eight. Meanwhile, Manly will want to improve on last year and Tom Trbojevic will be key to that.
Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos – Sky Sports Arena 19:30
There are few games bigger than Wigan v Leeds so the fact we’re getting it in Round Two is quite the treat. Old rivals, the two sides that contested the first ever Grand Final, they’ll both have designs on returning to the Theatre of Dreams in 2022. After differing starts to the season, it’ll be an intense and intriguing battle.
South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys – Sky Sports Main Event 07:30
In another of the NRL trial matches, South Sydney butt heads with North Queensland. It’s a case of life after Adam Reynolds for the Bunnies and finding a way to go one better than last year in his absence. As for the Cowboys, there’s a bigger leap to make if they won’t to compete again after finishing 15th.
Gold Coast Titans v Brisbane Broncos – Sky Sports Arena 09:30
Last year, Gold Coast were the best of the Queensland sides making it into the play-offs finishing six places above the Broncos. This fixture could shine a light on which side will be the best of Queensland in 2022 and whether the Titans are still head and shoulders above the Broncos.
Hull FC v St Helens – Channel 4 12:00
In the second of the Channel 4 games, there excellent coverage takes them to the MKM Stadium Saturday lunch time. The Black and Whites host the Champions hoping to defy the odds and claim a second consecutive win. However, after laying down a marker against Catalans, the Champions will want to continue their perfect start.
Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity – Sky Sports Mix 16:55
Speaking of the Dragons, they go in search of a first win against Wakefield who in turn arrive in Perpignan on the back of defeat. In years gone by, the Dragons have started slowly so – especially without props Dylan Napa, Gil Dudson and Julian Bousquet – there’s no reason Wakefield can’t shock the Dragons. However, Catalans still go into the game expecting victory.
Parramatta Eels v St George Illawarra Dragons – Sky Sports Arena 07:30
Parramatta were somewhat the underachievers of 2021 slipping to sixth in the table despite looking like a top four side at the start of the year. Meanwhile, the Dragons continued their struggles finishing 11th. This game could give both a boost going into the new year.
Newcastle Knights v Canterbury Bulldogs – Sky Sports Main Event 08:30
The new era at Canterbury begins as they take on Newcastle this weekend. A busy off season has culminated in a number of major signings for the Bulldogs and a desire to lift themselves off bottom spot and push for a place in the top eight.
Dewsbury Rams v Widnes Vikings – Premier Sports 19:15
Dewsbury recorded a first win of the season last week but on Monday comes a tough test against the table topping Widnes Vikings. A former Super League side, the Vikings edged Halifax 9-8 to stay top of the league with a 100% record and will be hoping to maintain that come Monday.