Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane believes that despite their early-season struggles, both Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants will be back at the top end of Super League before the end of the season.
As the competition heads into April following the busy Easter period, the two West Yorkshire sides who were in last season’s top four find themselves in the bottom two on the table after horrendous starts to 2016 from both.
But Wane, speaking to Wigan Today, says that he’s backing both to get some form and haul themselves back up the table – adding that it’s a long season with a long way to go yet.
“You would never have imaged that both Leeds and Huddersfield would be down there, even with the players they’ve lost – but it’s still very early days,” he said.
“I still think both of those sides will be up there at the end, Leeds especially.
“They have too many good players to stay where they are. They are going through a bad spell, but I think they’ll find their form.
“I don’t get carried away with the week-to-week results. It’s a long, long season and it’s how you finish that counts.”