Behind the Sticks - Week 19

The Warriors travel to London on Saturday to take on the the newly named Harlequins RL, and the Riversider gives us his tips for the game.

Harlequins RL versus Wigan Warriors

The Warriors go to London looking for their 3rd win in a row after a fantastic victory against Warrington Wolves last week.

The Warriors weathered a difficult 10-minute spell either side of half time but otherwise dominated the game and fully deserved their win.

Stuart Fielden was immense on his debut and was rightly the man of the match. It will be another fiece battle this week but I go for Stuart to open the scoring and his account for Wigan.

Running Stuart close for the man of the match last week was Michael Dobson. I thought he directed Wigan superbly around the pitch and together with Fielden will play a hugely important role as the season reaches crunch time.

However, Harlequins away will not be easy and I expect a tough game with plenty of points scored. On paper both teams have leaked points so it may come down to who scores the most!

Quins, with McLindon, Paul, Bradley-Qualilawa and Leuliui in their side are capable of scoring from anywhere on the pitch, and the cherry and whites defence won't be allowed to rest throughout the entire game.

With very high temperatures predicted for Saturday night, fitness will play a part and the Warriors appear to be growing in that area each week.

I think this will be a thoroughly entertaining game. The momentum currently lies with Wigan and the players are gaining more and more confidence each game. I think the Warriors will just edge a close victory but it will be a high scoring game.

Winning Margin: Wigan to beat Harlequins by 6-10 points

1st Try Scorer: Stuart Fielden


THE RIVERSIDER

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