With the new Super League season not far away, predictions are going into overdrive and now former Huddersfield Giants and St Helens prop Keith Mason has revealed the four clubs he expects to compete in 2023.
Of course, he thinks the Saints will again compete for the trophy alongside three others.
He said: “Saints are going to be up there again because they have kept the team together, I think Catalans will be a force again.
“I think Warrington are going to do much better, they have to after last year, the only way is up for them but they’ve signed well.
“I’ve got to say Wigan as well. Leeds always come at the back end of the year, they’re not consistent but at the back end of the season they always seem to tear it up and peak at the right time.
“But I think Wigan, if Lukas [his son] breaks into the first team I will want them to win it.
“They’re my picks: Saints, Catalans, Warrington will be okay and Wigan.”
He elaborated further on what makes St Helens so good comparing them to one of the NRL’s top clubs:
“I have to back Saints, as my old club, I love my old club, they’re run really well. I picked my heritage number up about two years ago and I came there and the people they had open arms to me. The culture of the club is fantastic.
“I think that is why they’re so successful, the culture of the club is fantastic.
“I didn’t have that at any other club that I played for other than Melbourne.”