Super League fans give their verdict on the dark horses to lift the Grand Final trophy in 2022

Super League fans up and down the country are looking on with intent as clubs prepare ahead of the 2022 season.

All sides are now back into the full swing of pre-season with recruitment more or less been completed, though there are a number of off-contract stars at the end of 2022 still looking for deals.

That being said, most eyes are now firmly fixed on the impending Super League season that kicks off on February 10, but just how have fans rated other clubs’ chances of being ‘dark horses’ in the 2022 campaign?

A number of supporters actually decided that there will be no ‘dark horses’ next season and so still numerous votes came in for St Helens and Catalans Dragons – the sides that must be the two most brightly shining horses out there.

Still, Hull KR took the bulk of the votes with 22%, with the signing of Lachlan Coote from champions St Helens seemingly persuading a whole cohort of fans to put their vote in Tony Smith’s camp.

Not far behind on 18% is Warrington whose appointment of Daryl Powell as head coach has swung a number of votes, with his success at turning Castleford from basement dwellers to silverware hunters impressing enough to push Wire into second.

Two sides then reside on 12% with Leeds and Catalans, with Richard Agar’s impressive quartet signing of Blake Austin, Aidan Sezer, James Bentley and David Fusitu’a looking like the real for 2022.

The Dragons, meanwhile, have recruited superbly, with three swashbuckling signings from the NRL in Dylan Napa, Tyrone May and Mitchell Pearce.

Saints are on 10% with many supporters believing the Red Vee will once more triumph, whilst Huddersfield, Hull FC and Castleford all reside on 6%.

Wigan aren’t far behind on 4% as new head coach Matty Peet takes the reins from the departed Adrian Lam, with Wakefield and even new Super League side Toulouse on 2%.

That therefore means that the only side without a vote is the Salford Red Devils.

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