It’s all change in the Power Rankings after another weekend of action, will some clubs flying into the top ten, and others dropping out.
Here’s our countdown for this week, starting with number ten…
10 Widnes Vikings (Down 2)
Simon Finnigan’s side takes a small tumble after a very entertaining 30-30 draw with newly-promoted Newcastle Thunder.
The Vikings were leading by 14 points before collapsing at the end, conceding three tries in five minutes.
It was a cruel lesson learned, but they remain unbeaten under their new coach after two Challenge Cup wins so are worthy of their place in the top ten.
9 Toulouse Olympique (New entry)
The French club have had it tough through Covid but that didn’t seem to bother them on Saturday as they produced a brilliant performance to defeat York City Knights.
It was a statement of intent from Sylvain Houles’ men, who dispatched one of the competition’s favourites on their own patch.
Toulouse are also highly tipped and their odds will most probably have been slashed after this win.
8 Halifax Panthers (New entry)
Our second new entry is Fax after they thrashed London Broncos 47-14.
It was one of the most eye-catching results of the weekend and will have made several pundits question their own lowly predictions of Fax this year.
Crucially, it was a big performance after a disappointing Challenge Cup exit to Batley two weeks before.
Local rivals Bradford are up next.
7 Wigan Warriors (Up 3)
The Warriors were far more convincing in victory over Wakefield Trinity as Jake Bibby’s hat-trick saw them cruise to a 34-6 win.
It was better from Wigan, who were shaky against Leigh the week previous and were somewhat fortunate to win.
They’re winning games despite their backline being decimated, and if they can keep doing that, it’s frightening to think what could happen when they’re full strength.
6 Sheffield Eagles (New entry)
Soaring into the top ten is Sheffield, who produced a quite astonishing 50-12 victory over Bradford.
It was a result that stunned many but the Eagles more than warranted the victory, producing a stunning display from start to finish.
It was an excellent way to pick up their first win of the season and put the rest of the Championship on alert.
5 Catalans Dragons (Up 2)
What a start it’s been for the Dragons.
They’re two wins from two despite having an incredibly short pre-season, and they’ve come through two tough games as well.
Victory over Huddersfield is nothing to be sniffed at and they looked much fitter and resilient late on in the game this week.
Steve McNamara is undoubtedly delighted.
4 St Helens (Up 1)
The Champions continue to do what they do best – win.
They dismantled Hull KR this time, winning 25-0 in a more than convincing performance.
It means they have conceded just one try in two games, a rather terrifying and ominous sign for the rest of the competition.
They’re already top of the league.
3 Featherstone Rovers (Down 2)
You might ask why the Championship big-hitters have lost top spot despite notching another victory.
James Webster’s side defeated Batley Bulldogs 28-18 to get their league campaign up and running.
While it was another sound result, they move down purely on the basis that those that have toppled them produced sublime results worthy of the recognition.
But Fev can be more than delighted with their start.
2 Castleford Tigers (Up 1)
Who saw this start coming?
Two games, two wins, and Daryl Powell’s Tigers are roaring loud and proud right now.
They overcame a resilient Leeds Rhinos side and produced a brilliant defensive performance to keep the usually rampant Rhinos relatively quiet.
Is Powell set to bow out with a fierce roar? It’s perhaps too early to say, but it’s a promising start.
1 Hull FC (Up 1)
The Black and Whites steal a march on top spot after another brilliant performance to storm to their second successive Super League victory.
Brett Hodgson’s side made Salford their victims this week as they looked energetic with the ball and regimented without it.
They look like a well-oiled machine right now, incredibly exciting given it’s so early on in the season.
Good times if you’re an FC fan!