The Fab Five: Sunday August 31
What another incredible weekend of Rugby League action! There have been movers and shakers all across Super League, Championship and Championship One – with plenty of brilliant performances.
However, there can only be five teams who make our exclusive club this week – and we’ve been asking you for the “Fab Five” for this weekend. Which teams stood out above the rest after another superb weekend of RL? Here are the five most popular choices!
Denis Betts’ men have been in danger of slipping outside of the top eight for a good few weeks now, but every time their back is against the wall, they produce a fine response. And this weekend was no different, as they were incredibly good value for their win against last year’s champions Wigan Warriors. With just two rounds left and a four point cushion in the bag, Widnes are almost there!
It has been some week for Doncaster – who are now SIX points better off than they were this time last week. After their points deduction was overturned by the RFL earlier this week, they backed that up by beating Halifax on Sunday. Second spot is still in the offing for the Dons after an incredible season – can Paul Cooke’s men do it?
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
The play-offs may not happen for Wakefield in 2014, but it has been one heck of a season. Tipped by many for relegation at the start of the season, the Wildcats have ensured there would be no such drama – and they thumped Salford today to give themselves a slim chance of the eight. 2015 is shaping up to be very exciting for James Webster and company!
South Yorkshire’s two premier Rugby League sides picked up wins on Sunday – with Sheffield’s success against Featherstone incredibly encouraging for their hopes heading into the play-offs. A Kyle Briggs hat-trick laid the platform for a 40-28 win against Fev, with Sheffield looking to be in decent shape heading into the play-offs – which are just around the corner.
A game against in-form Bradford may not have been the best return to league action for Castleford after their Wembley heartache – but they bounced back in style, comfortably getting past Bradford 32-18. They are now SECOND in the league, and are the only side who can prevent St Helens from claiming top spot in Super League. Is an Old Trafford appearance on the horizon?