After watching the Saints versus Leeds match I just had to sit back and think to myself, what a competitive league we have.
This weekend has already seen three underdogs all defeat the fixtures favourites, Hull KR handed Huddersfield a good hiding, Salford wiped the floor with a woeful Hull team and an injury hit Leeds team ended the unbeaten run of Ben Barba’s St Helens.
If just one of these results had happened we would’ve been shocked, but to have all three, what a round for the league. With three games still to play we have Hull KR sat looking down on their ‘big brother’ rivals from across the river, Warrington and their big names struggling for the second season in a row, Widnes proving doubters wrong again, Wakefield are placed right up there despite having the smallest budget in the league, what an amazing league we have.
Being a betting man can certainly not be fun this season with anyone being able to beat anyone. Hull KR had a 12 point head start against Huddersfield which now looks ridiculous.
There aren’t many leagues in the world where the majority of games are hard to call. The Premier League has a top six which are light years ahead of the travelling pack. The NFL has the Patriots who have dominated the past ten years. Our little old Super League seems to be one of the last remaining leagues with a level playing field for most of the clubs since we have a salary cap in place.
The unpredictability of the league excites me this year as we could potentially have the seventh different league leaders shield winner in the past 7 years. I for one can’t wait to see how the rest of the year unfolds.