Friday, 24 May 2013

Warriors Head for Magic

After extending their streak of wins to ten against London, Wigan make the short trip to Manchester for the Magic Weekend. 

Traditionally, Magic sees the Saints v Wigan derby but a remix of the fixtures sees a new challenge for the Warriors in the shape of the Leeds Rhinos.

Leeds currently have an unbeaten run at Magic but with recent defeats to Huddersfield (CC) and St Helens this past Monday, the money is on Wigan to ruin their record. 

Wigan will be looking to avenge the narrow defeat their suffered earlier in the season at Headingley and have the influential Matty Smith back in the 19.

Wigan- Josh Charnley, Dom Crosby, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Darrell Goulding, Harrison Hansen, Jack Hughes, Epalahame Lauaki, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Sean O'Loughlin, Sam Powell, Pat Richards, Matty Smith, Tom Spencer, Iain Thornley, Logan Tomkins, Sam Tomkins, Chris Tuson

LeedsZak Hardaker, Kallum Watkins, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow, Kylie Leuluai, Paul McShane, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Kevin Sinfield (c), Brett Delaney, Ryan Bailey, Ian Kirke, Chris Clarkson, Mitch Achurch, Richard Moore, Brad Singleton, Joe Vickery, Liam Sutcliffe

Due to Leeds' mixed form and as Wigan are on fire, I am going for a close Wigan win so Leeds 18 Wigan 28.