Stevo claims Super League clubs are “in a very dodgy situation”

Wigan Warriors, Leigh Leopards and St Helens are fighting at the top, Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC and Hull KR are fighting for the play-offs but at the bottom of the league Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers are fighting for Super League survival.

At the heart of this battle has been frequent mid-season signings by both including David Fifita’s arrival at Belle Vue which nearly turned the tide completely.

It was revealed by his brother recently that he, Andrew Fifita, nearly joined him.

This led to Eddie Hemmings to say on the Eddie and Stevo podcast: “Andrew Fifita was interviewed on the pitch by Jenna Brooks on Sky and reports today that he has been spotted playing for a Wakefield amateur club over the weekend.

“He’s come out of retirement, pulled the boots on, and he’s played in the amateur game. I mean, what’s going on? Do you think the Fifita brothers are going to play a part in Wakefield’s last five of the season?”

Stevo responded: “It wouldn’t surprise me. It would not surprise me at all. The connection with Wakefield.

“Both Wakefield and Cas are in a very, very dodgy situation. You look at who they’ve got to play and everyone’s going to be on edge.

“We said it a couple of weeks ago, it’s called panic. They’re trying everything. They’re trying to bring players in outside and I don’t think that we finished from bringing an Australian or a New Zealander over in the next four weeks to see if they can just avoid that awful word relegation.”

So the two clubs are in a dodgy situation. Responding to this, Eddie said: “Indeed, I mean you look at the five matches you’ve mentioned. St Helens are involved in matches against the two of them there’s the two Hull clubs are involved Wigan, Warrington, Leeds, Leigh of course Wakefield play Leigh at Leigh. Do you know if if you look closely can you see either of them getting another win in all honesty?”

Stevo had his say on the fight for survival: “I’ve picked it out Eddie and I think that Wakefield will try to aim for the last game, obviously they’ll be trying to make sure that they get a win between, over Salford, St Helens and Catalans and Leigh, but their last game is at home against Hull Kingston Rovers.

“Castleford have St Helens at home, difficult still, Warrington away, Wigan away, Leeds away and in between that, Hull at home.

“I’m sure that Wardy and the Castleford team, they’ll realise we’ve got to win that Hull game.

“So the black and whites and the red and whites could decide who goes down.”