Are the Hornets still in a DR deal with Saints and playing many Saints players in their team ? If so, it's not a level playing field and they are distorting the legitimancy of the Championship. If they have their own team and are not half St Helens playefs, then good on them.
Hornets still in DR with St Helens but the side is definitely not stuffed with their players. Think only Anthony Walker from there played yesterday. Team is built around a solid core of their own players with the odd Saint helping out/filling in.
I've seen Gary Wheeler and Mark Flanagan turn out for Hornets this year plus the odd youth team player from down the East Lancs but I don't think they are much more guilty than Salford, my other team, where they have brought in Manfredi, Tomkins & Eden when needs must.
I'd never seen Rochdale play before this season apart from the CC1 Grand Final last year but I have to say I've been very impressed with the standard of play and the amount of improvement shown by the team which I don't think you'd get if it was being chopped and changed with imports from another team constantly.
I think Rochdale seem to be using DR pretty well this year and in the spirit that it is supposed to be used, ie not as a springboard for a SL club's players coming back from injury/loss of form but as a means of plugging gaps when the squad is stretched thin (not just when it suits Saints). As the team with, I'm presuming, the smallest budget in the league I think they've been pretty honest this year with regards to this. If they'd just been bringing in the best 5 Saints players not to make the squad each week, I doubt I'd keep turning up for more.