Super League Grand Final 2014

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Wigan vs St Helens

Northerners, so it is claimed, like things good and simple. Not too much change. Bread by Hovis, gravy by Bisto, innings by Boycott. None of this foreign rubbish.

So fans of rugby league will be pleased by the makeup of this year’s Grand Final for two reasons i) despite the end-of-season jiggery-pokery, the two best sides will compete for glory having finished 1st and 2nd in the table and ii) rugby league’s two most successful ever clubs will be in action. Welcome one welcome all then to this most traditional, Bovril-stained Super League final.

St Helens are back in Super League’s Grand Final after a three-year wait (having lost to Leeds in 2011) and are determined to take the sport’s biggest prize back from last year’s champions Wigan. Veterans abound from that defeat three years ago, most notably Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, James Roby, Gary Wheeler, Tommy Makinson and Jon Wilkin. And given the turmoil they have undergone this season, losing key players through injury at key times, they have put in a great shift to even get this far.

We think the leading try scorer, winger Tommy Makinson could step up and be the matchwinner for St Helens. Alex Walmsley and the aforementioned Mccarthy-Scarsbrook could also give them the edge. Betfair will offer 10 on Wigan HT / Saints FT and that is a price we like the look of a lot. Get right on it, and enjoy the biggest game of the season.

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