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Super League Halfway Report

With Super League passing the ½ way mark with last weekends rounds of games, Map Sports have done a review of the European competition so far.

 

Leeds sit on the top of the ladder, with only 2 defeats in their 12 games and both to Warrington. Leeds have been really clinical this year and with Map Sports very own Adam Cuthbertson in fine form they’ve been tough to beat. Cuthbo’s offload has brought a whole new dimension to the Rhino’s and they look the team to beat.

 

Warrington have been hit and miss but have had trouble in the 1/2s through injury. Again, Map Sports finest Richie Myler when fit, has been in top form and he was at his mercurial best on Friday night in the win over the table toppers. Ben Currie has really matured this season and he could be pushing for an international call up on this form.

 

Wigan are another team who have struggled for consistency, but in the last couple of weeks they’ve found a bit of form. Sarginson and Gelling look a real threat on the edges and if their big men can lay a platform they will be match for anyone.

 

Last years champions have had ½ back troubles too and after a great start found it really difficult to play without a recognised 6 or 7, but with Walsh and Burns back right them off at your peril.

 

This years competition has been the best for many a year and with everyone beating everyone the race for the top 4 and even to stay out of the middle 8 has made excellent viewing.

 

Huddersfield’s form has been hit and miss but the experiences of the last couple of season will have surely put them in a better place to have an impact come the run in, and in Danny Brough they a player capable of winning games on his own.

 

Castleford have found life after Daryl Clark quite tough but their roster still looks good enough to make the 8 but the 4 might be one step to far.

 

Catalans have been the big disappointment so far but with the competitions marque signing Todd Carney only playing a couple of games and injures to other key players this is understandable. With Carney now back and Dureux not to far away expect a strong second half from the Dragons.

 

Widnes have taken some big scalps and their home form is really good, but do they rely to much on Kevin Brown? Probably but if he stay fit Widnes could make the 8.

 

Hull KR are the entertainers of this years competition and with Kelly and Campese they have players with that magic touch but to often they have to much to do after conceding to many points. Map Sports Tyrone McCarthy has had a really good year and has been very consistent in a inconsistent team

Salford have huge problem at the moment with the availability of their squad. They’ve even tried to get this weeks game with Hull FC cancelled due to lack of players. Iestyn Harris claims he has up to 20 players unavailable through injury and suspension. This is never going to happen but it’s an interesting angle. When fully fit and injury free they are a match for everyone but will they be to far behind when this happens. Mr Chase has been a huge miss and he’s several games left on his 7 game ban.

 

Hull FC again have had a poor 1st half of the year and they’re now up against the 8 ball to make the top division come the cut. FC have been competitive in all games but the ability to score points is a worry but with the topsy turvy competition, everything looks a lot healthier with a couple of wins. They can still make the 8 come the split but they need to find some form soon.

 

Wakefield after a great start, 2 from 2 have failed to win any of their last 10 games. Injuries again have played havoc with the smallest squad in the competition but with James Webster at the helm the Wildcats will keep fighting but it looks a long shot now to avoid the middle 8.

 

The competition has been the best for many a year and it would be a brave man to predict the top 8 and even braver to pick the 4. Every outcome is still available and the second ½ of the season is surely one not to be missed.