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One bold prediction about every Super League club in 2023

Soon the 2023 Super League season will soon be upon us.

So, here is one bold prediction about every side.

Castleford Tigers: Youngsters to make an impact
The future is bright at Castleford Tigers. They have plenty of brilliant young British players and have only added to that in 2023 with Jack Broadbent arriving from Leeds Rhinos, Jacob Hookem from Hull FC alongside others. Last year, the Tigers struggled with injuries but in 2023 these injuries should open the door for youngsters to shine.

Catalans Dragons: To unearth a new halfback partnership
The Dragons are looking for two new signings at centre and prop but despite letting go of Josh Drinkwater to Warrington Wolves, they have not moved for a halfback. This leaves it on them to unearth Mitchell Pearce’s halfback partner and it could Tyrone May, Cesar Rouge, Arthur Mourgue or Sam Tomkins.

Huddersfield Giants: Be in the running for the League Leaders’ Shield
It is a decade since Huddersfield won the League Leaders’ Shield for the one and only time in Super League history. In 2023, they have a chance at repeating that feat based on the signings they have made to augment their attack after having more attacking possession than any other side in 2022.

Hull FC: Jake Clifford and Tex Hoy to become one of the top partnership
Super League already has one of its best ever partnerships shining in the league in the shape of Jai Field and Bevan French at Wigan. But the combination of organiser Jake Clifford and the attacking weapon of Tex Hoy as they arrive together from Newcastle Knights could be up there with Field and French.

Hull KR: Willie Peters to continue Tony Smith’s good work
Tony Smith took Hull KR to the Super League semi-finals in 2021 and the Robins looked set to kick on. In 2022 they had a bit of a blip and Smith left. Now, Willie Peters is in the hotseat and the Robins should kick on under his leadership.

Leeds Rhinos: Finally be a legitimate title contender again
Yes, Leeds made it to the Grand Final but they were only being discussed as Champions at the very end of the season. In 2023, they should be in the conversation from the word go for the first time since 2017.

Leigh Leopards: To push for a spot in the play-offs
The Leigh Leopards are back in Super League and for the first time will be hoping to avoid relegation after suffering it in 2005, 2017 and 2021. They may even have the star power to push on for the play-offs.

Salford Red Devils: Cement themselves as a top team
When you look back on the last four seasons, the Red Devils have had a brilliant track record but they have been a bit inconsistent in terms of their league position. 2023, having kept their star players, is a chance to cement themselves as a top team.

St Helens: To be the best St Helens side we have seen yet
A big statement especially after the success they’ve had in recent years. However, in 2023 the Saints could be as good as they have ever been with Lewis Dodd set to be one of the league’s best ever halfbacks.

Wakefield Trinity: To defy the odds in 2023
Everyone is tipping Wakefield to struggle at the wrong end of the table but with an exciting new coach in the shape of Mark Applegarth as well as some exciting signings such as Morgan Smith, they could shock plenty of people in 2023 especially based on their Boxing Day win over Leeds Rhinos.

Warrington Wolves: To be the entertainers
Daryl Powell as Leeds and Castleford in the past has always led teams that played entertaining rugby and now behind the pack that Powell wanted, the exciting brand of rugby that Powell wants to play could finally be seen at the Halliwell Jones.

Wigan Warriors: Morgan Smithies to push Morgan Knowles as the best 13 in Super League
Since the retirement of Sean O’Loughlin, Morgan Knowles has been the leading loose-forward in Super League but Morgan Smithies has never been far behind. 2023, after receiving the number 13 shirt at Wigan, could finally see Smithies push for Knowles’ spot as the top 13.

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