Ex-St Helens man Jon Wilkin gives bold prediction on Super League relegation battle as Wakefield Trinity and Toulouse Olympique fight it out

The Super League relegation battle is set to be one of the most exciting yet.

Having been down and out four games ago, Toulouse Olympique have now closed the gap between themselves and Wakefield Trinity, leapfrogging the West Yorkshire side in the table in the process.

With Toulouse’s points difference a darn sight better than Wakefield’s it means Toulouse – as things stand – would not be relegated from the top flight.

And, for former St Helens forward and current Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin, he cannot see where Wakefield are going to get more wins from, despite him not wishing Trinity to go down.

“I just think Toulouse have got another couple of wins in them this year,” Wilkin said on Sky Sports.

“I just can’t see that from Wakefield.

“Look, I hope I’m wrong and Wakefield do well – it’s not that I’m wishing Wakefield (to go) down.

“But on the balance of probability and as a pundit, I’ve got to say I believe Toulouse will stay up.

“I just think they’ve got a chance to win a couple of games in the next few weeks and it’ll be huge for them to do that. If they don’t, then it’s all on.”

Whilst Wakefield have to come up against the mighty reigning champions St Helens this Sunday afternoon, Toulouse will once more be at home in the cauldron of the Stade Ernest Wallon as they face Salford Red Devils who themselves are chasing a play-off spot.

Every one of Toulouse’s wins so far in 2022 have come at home, identifying the Wallon as a huge fortress and a catalyst for the French side’s survival.

Their 20-6 win over Leeds Rhinos last weekend, for example, was proof that Toulouse can do it in the stifling hot weather in front of a partisan crowd.

Trinity, meanwhile, just could not overcome Hull KR in a 15-10 loss.

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