Saints too strong for KR
Ian Millward previews this weekend's action in the Super League play-offs and two games from the NRL.
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St Helens v Hull KR (+12)
Surprisingly, Hull KR have beaten the Saints in all three games between the two in 2013, however their league form is a worry. The Robins have won just once in their last six games in Super League and have struggled to score points without full-back Greg Eden. St Helens are the form side coming into this knock-out fixture and have a number of key men playing well. Willie Manu has been in sensational form as the Saints have won five of their last six and inspirational hooker James Roby returned last week. For those reasons, I'm going for St Helens to win convincingly to cover the handicap.
Canterbury v Newcastle (+4)
I think the Bulldogs are the sleeping giants coming into the play-offs and expect them to be a big hit this year. Their form is patchy coming into this but their style of play suits the play-offs and I expect them to play the percentages against the Knights. They have a strong pack so they should win this one and progress further in the competition.