The Championship leaders stay on top of our rankings for another week, courtesy of their victory at Barrow which guided them into the last 16 of the Challenge Cup. Next up in the cup? A mouthwatering clash with Warrington.
St Helens (+1)
The Saints are back on the climb – and they got back to winning ways in resounding fashion, hammering Huddersfield to cement their position at the Super League summit.
The nature of St Helens’ victory mean they leapfrog Featherstone into second – but Rovers only slip a place, as they kept up their recent good form by edging past Doncaster in the Challenge Cup.
The Wolves remain in the top four – and on merit. They racked up a seventh straight win in all competitions at the weekend as they saw off Bradford in the Challenge Cup.
The Centurions continue to climb our rankings; they moved into the next round of the cup by hammering London Broncos.. the side who they may well be eyeing up for their place in the Championship’s top four, too.
Our biggest climbers this week are Carl Forster’s Whitehaven; who beat higher-league opposition in Championship side Rochdale to progress to the last 16 of the cup – where they’re now the last League 1 side remaining. They earned a trip to France to face Catalans, too!
Halifax (New entry)
The first of two new entrants this week is Championship side Halifax, who kept up their own top four push with victory over Dewsbury in a rearranged fixture.
The Dons exited the Challenge Cup at the weekend, but having pushed Featherstone so hard, it would have been unfair for them to fall any more than a solitary placing.
The Rhinos suffered back-to-back one-point defeats at the weekend, as they went down to Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium.
Wigan (New entry)
Another new entrant this week comes in the shape of Wigan, who kept up the pace with Super League leaders St Helens courtesy of a fantastic win over title rivals Castleford Tigers.