Wolves set to book final berth
Ian Millward previews this weekend's action in Super League, the Tetley's Challenge Cup and NRL.
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Hull (+12) v Warrington (1800)
Warrington have lost one of their last 13 games and that was to Hull six weeks ago. But if you look at Hull's performances since they've been very poor, losing their last five Super League games. Their attack is the area which would concern their coach whereas in defence they remain strong. However, they play the best current defensive team in Super League and Warrington are in really good form defensively. The return of Daniel Holdsworth will have a big effect on Hull and he will improve them from a creative perspective, but not enough and I expect Warrington to win and cover to set up a mouth-watering final with Wigan.
Newcastle Knights (+6) v Sydney Roosters (0605)
Newcastle and Roosters are both in good form but Newcastle have had some lucky wins, whereas currently the Roosters are the form team of the NRL and have speed to burn. I just think that, given the younger legs of the Roosters against Newcastle veterans, Roosters will win and cover.
West Tigers (+12) v Manly Sea Eagles (1005)
West Tigers have been a poor defensive team all season, lacking consistency. Manly are a top four team in a real purple patch in terms of scoring. Brett Stewart's return has seen them score tries aplenty and I expect them to be too strong, win and cover.