Super League fixture set for “absolutely huge crowd”

After last night’s action, we are set for some big games as Warrington Wolves take on Hull FC, Wigan Warriors head over to France against Catalans Dragons and of course the West Yorkshire derby as Leeds Rhinos head over to Huddersfield Giants with a record crowd expected.

That said, it feels like the big game is Wigan Warriors’ trip over to France to take on Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

It is a clash of two of the top four with Wigan looking to keep their top spot hopes alive as the French side look to emulate their 2021 season.

Not only the biggest game of the round, it could be one of the biggest games of the season with Catalans expecting a sell out crowd and thus being forced to put up temporary stands to satisfy demand and there were only 200 tickets left available on Thursday night.

According to Jenna Brooks, it is set to be a huge crowd.

It is a massive game between two clubs who have a lot of connections such as Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum who has dodged a ban ahead the game.

Could the game be the Grand Final in waiting?

Speaking on The Last Tackle, Kyle Amor has had his say: “That’s been perfect for Catalan. If I’m a Catalan player sitting in that room, I’m going, this is gold because nobody’s talking about us, nobody’s putting expectation on us.

“There’s really no pressure. I just think that their playing roster is fantastic and look, again, I think they go on, I don’t think they dropped in form and I think they win the League Leaders Shield, but the playoffs, there’s teams within that playoffs who just know how to get it right.

“Catalan showed us a couple of years back the 2021 grand final against Saints, that game went right to the wire, it really did and thankfully for our side it was us that lifted the trophy. But, is this the year of the dragon? I don’t know.”

He does think St Helens could again be the side to lift the Super League trophy: “I still think that St Helens, get them into the playoffs, they have the squad. Every team in the competition would be frightened to play St Helens.

“I think if they get all the players right and the key personnel right, they have a chance to pull out that World Club Challenge performance again, which is probably the greatest performance in the club’s history.

“I think they’re quietly starting to, I think they’ve put four wins together in a row now, and they’re going to sort of head towards the back end of this season with a little bit of momentum behind them.”