In my opinion there needs to be an element of spice, and evenly matched sides, both for fans to go believing they any side can win, as well as for the fairness of competing for 2 pts for all sides in this extra fixture.
It being the opening weekend also throws in the ripped up form book, the renewed optimism for a new season, and the first SL appearances of new signings for their clubs.
With all of these in mind, I would go with the following:
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors
St Helens v Warrington Wolves
Hull FC v Hull Kingston Rovers
Wakefield Wildcats v Castleford Tigers
Huddersfield Giants v Bradford Bulls
Crusaders RL v Salford City Reds
Harlequins RL v Catalans Dragons
In this order:
Hull FC v Hull KR
Harlequins v Catalans
St Helens v Warrington
Huddersfield v Bradford
Wakefield v Castleford
Crusaders v Salford
Leeds v Wigan
Personally I'd try sandwiching the smaller games getting some from the previous games, and some turning up for the last game, as well as those there for all games, like me.
Edited by no13benny, 19 August 2010 - 11:04 AM.