RUGBY LEAGUE fanatic Andrew Day (@AndyDay81) has earmarked two selections for this week's action…
St Helens v Leeds Rhinos | Friday 16th March , 19:45
St Helens continued their 100% win record this season thanks to a 30 – 12 win over the Warrington Wolves last weekend and with Wakefield Trinity loosing at Wigan, became the only team unbeaten so far this season.
Justin Holbrook’s men are in fine form and none more so than centre Mark Percival. Last weekend's hat trick of tries meant he now has 7 for the season – the most of any player in the Super League.
Not far behind in performance stakes is young half back Danny Richardson who has been a revelation personally contributing 56 points so far this season. Between Richardson and Percival they have scored 80 points – 50% of The Saints total this season – and them continuing their good form with be imperative to St Helens maintaining theirs.
Leeds, whilst not showing as much flair, have been equally impressive this season winning 3 of their opening 4 games including last weekends 20-16 win over Hull FC. That game saw winger Tom Briscoe and centre Kallum Watkins opening their 2018 try scoring accounts and the Rhinos will be hoping that the pair who scored 21 tries between them last season continue in the same vein.
These sides met 3 times last season with the Rhinos winning 2 of those encounters. That being said the Saints won the last time Leeds visited the Totally Wicked Stadium – a narrow 6 – 4 win in February 2017.
In fact, you have to go back to September 2015 to find the last time the away side in this fixture won and back to April 2015 for the last time the Rhinos beat the Saints in Merseyside.
St Helens v Leeds – Leeds + 10.5 Handicap (10/11 188 bet) (NAP)
St Helens v Leeds – St Helens to win between 1 and 12 points (2/1 188 bet)