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Jon Wilkin backs Super League club to win Grand Final from fifth

Jon Wilkin has backed one Super League club to be able to win the Grand Final from fourth or fifth.

Wilkin believes Super League Champions St Helens will not finish top but can win the Grand Final from outside the top two, which is not something the Saints have ever done before.

He said on Sky Sports Rugby League verdict:

“I think it is unlikely they will finish top, I think that is safe to say. Their attack has been faltering. I think they tried far too hard with the ball against Catalans and pushed things maybe a bit too much.

“I thought the writing was an the wall when before the game that bull escaped onto the pitch and chased the Catalans and St Helens players off the pitch.

“The writing was on the wall when that happened, they might as well have stayed off the pitch, the bull was doing them a favour.

“I am sure they will get going. They won’t finish top but the beauty of the play-offs is that you can win it from third, fourth, fifth and St Helens will be able to do that.”

In Super League history, Leeds have won the Grand Final from fifth twice, Wigan Warriors claimed the title from fourth in 2013 whilst Bradford Bulls were the first side to win the Grand Final outside the top two as they won it from third in 2005.

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