Three weeks to define a season

Well, the Super 8’s just got interesting again… I feel like Wigan have now been presented with an opportunity that is well and truly last chance saloon when it comes to the Super League. A Wigan win coupled with a St Helens loss ensures that Wigan are back in with a shout, well maybe a loud whisper!


Wigan fans need to be Leeds and Castleford fans this weekend, as well as Wigan fans. A favourable result for Leeds, Castleford and Wigan will mean that going into the Challenge Cup final, Wakefield would be on 28 points, St Helens and Wigan on 27. The downside? Well, Wigan’s first game post Wembley is St Helens, away, with Ben Barba set to make his St Helens debut. Talk about doing it the hard way, it’s incredibly unlikely that any Wigan fan would expect Wigan to win at Wembley and back that up with a win against St Helens in St Helens but imagine if that happened… just imagine? Win the next three games and all of a sudden, the outlook on a troubled 2017 starts to look very bright.

Ben Barba of the Sharks looks on after dropping the ball against the Panthers during the round 8 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks at Pepper Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) 

Three games to change a season of being World Champions, to being World Champions, Challenge Cup winners and with a realistic chance of defending their Super League crown at Old Trafford. It’s definitely time to get behind the team and let’s see what the next three weeks have to offer.


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