|2pts double Catalan (-24) and Leeds (-6) both at 10/11 (General).||Dragons too strong and Rhinos fresher than Saints.|
My biggest worry going into Castleford's game against Hull KR this week is my lack of stand-offs. Rangi Chase and Ryan McGoldrick are both suspended and Danny Orr has gone down with an injury so we're scratching our heads in that position.
Hull KR have everyone back from injury but we beat them in the first game and if we can find some cohesion in attack we've a good chance of doing the double.
Sunday May 20
London (+14) v Hull
I'm not sure about the Broncos at the moment, they're hard to read right now. Brett Seymour has been outstanding for Hull of late and if their attitude is right, they can win and cover here. They are the better side; it's as simple as that.
Wakefield (+18) v Warrington
The week off will have done the Wildcats the world of good but there's still improvement in this Warrington side. They've been winning despite having four or five key men out. Wakefield lack size in the pack and I like the Wolves. They could have a couple of people back and if they click should win comfortably.
Widnes (+24) v Catalans
The Vikings will have been glad of the week off while Catalans were in action in the Challenge Cup. The Dragons haven't been at their best for the last couple of weeks and every side will have a blip during a season.
Widnes will need to play very well to be competitive here and I'll take the visitors to cover. Their free-flowing style means they are always capable of scoring points and that will be the case again here.
Monday May 21
Leeds v St Helens (+8)
Usually St Helens respond well to a defeat but Leeds have been welcoming some key men back of late. Rob Burrow was back in their last game; Jamie Jones Buchanan is match fit again too. The Rhinos are gaining confidence right now and they'll need that in a game which is often quite fiery.
At home a Leeds side who are fresher than the visitors after a relatively comfortable Challenge Cup can win and cover.
Sunday May 20
Sea Eagles v Roosters (+6)
Ahead of State of Origin next week some big names are ineligible in the NRL but Manly do have New Zealand half-back Kieran Foran back. The Roosters blow hot and cold and I like the Sea Eagles here with their main creative player back.