We have been blessed with three brilliant TV games this weekend.
On Thursday night Huddersfield Giants and St Helens met in a game that underlined their brilliance and the likelihood that they will be competing at the top later this season.
The weekend’s TV action concluded with an enthralling game at Headingley as Leeds Rhinos battled back from 22-8 to win 32-22 against the previously unbeaten Catalans Dragons.
However, sandwiched between them was a brilliant game between Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils as a late flurry from the Warriors led them to a win but on Sky Sports after the game Barrie McDermott said he felt sorry for the Red Devils:
“I felt so sorry for Salford. I lost count of how many times Wigan broke the line and Salford got bodies back to stop them.
“But at 73 minutes, Toby King went over but the mood changed didn’t it.”
After the game Jamie Jones-Buchanan said the Warriors needed to improve their last tackle option so that they didn’t have to rely on individual brilliance:
“Wigan’s last tackle options weren’t great but their individual brilliance saw them through.
“I think they have a lot of work to do. They will have to play other teams, Warrington, St Helens coming up in the next few weeks and they will have to throw a little more at them.
“But for now they will be happy with the two points.”