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Grading every Super League side’s start to the season

Super League's first year under IMG

With a break in Super League, now is the perfect time to reflect on the opening 10 games.

So, here is a grade for every Super League side’s start to the season.

Castleford Tigers: E
Second bottom after two wins from 10 games to start the season for a side that wanted to make the play-offs after missing out by one game last year. It has almost been a write off with the club changing coach and pivoting to a new era.

Catalans Dragons: B
The Dragons were headed for a grade A until there recent run of form. Their defeat to Leeds Rhinos has been followed by losses to the likes of Warrington Wolves, Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils. They have still been a top team.

Huddersfield Giants: D
Performance wise there has been not much to worry about. The Giants are a competitive side but have been on the wrong side of scorelines more often than not and subsequently are outside the play-offs.

Hull FC: E
The Black and Whites started well with two wins in a row but they then lost the next seven. A win over Huddersfield last week has boosted spirits but they are still 10th.

Hull KR: A
Expect for a blip near the start of the season, the Robins have been near flawless. They have beaten both of last year’s top two and look like a genuine title contender.

Leeds Rhinos: C
The Rhinos have won half their games and in half their games they have been a joy to watch but in the other half they have been perhaps the opposite of that. They need to find consistency.

Leigh Leopards: A
For a side many expected to be in a relegation battle, the fact they are well and truly in the mix for the play-offs is outstanding. They are very competitive.

Salford Red Devils: C
The Red Devils have been good this year but not lived up to their potential. As the ground gets firmer and the ball gets dryer they should begin to improve however.

St Helens: C
Saints looked unstoppable as they won the World Club Challenge. The Saints have been inconsistent. We have seen glimpses of their usual selves but they have also lost almost half their games.

Wakefield Trinity: F
The West Yorkshire club are sitting bottom of the club. They have failed to score in half of their games and in eight games they have failed to score more than a single try at least. Survival is a long way away.

Warrington Wolves: A
Despite for two recent defeats, the Wolves have been brilliant. They look like potential competitors for the trophy and are inside the top two.

Wigan Warriors: A
Wigan have surpassed Warrington as the team everyone is looking up to as they sit top of the league after defeating the reigning Champions and the Wolves recently. They look to have the steal of Champions.

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