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UK CHALLENGE CUP ROUND OF 16

YORK CITY KNIGHTS VS WIGAN WARRIORS

FRIDAY APRIL 9, 7.45 PM, LNER COMMUNITY STADIUM, YORK

Wigan make the short trek to York to play out what should be a straight-forward tie for them, and book a quarter finals berth, as they take on the Knights, who ply their trade in the 2nd tier of English rugby league.  Wigan were a little slow out of the blocks against Leigh in game 1, but found good form in the 2nd round when they pulverised the Trinity 34-6.  York started their campaign in the Championship last weekend with a loss against French contingent Toulouse, in a game that they faded as it went on, after being competitive early.  York are $251 chances of winning the Cup, while Wigan are $4 and favourites, which demands attention when trying to handicap these teams.  Cool temperatures dropping to near freezing during the game, should not affect the players too much, while there is no wind or rain to worry about either.

The key player in the York line-up is the former NRL and Super League cult-hero Adam Cuthbertson, who is easily the most recognizable name in their team.  The Knights have been forced to include the likes of Dowse and Harrison due to some niggles coming out of the Toulouse game, giving that pair debuts.  Wigan have no fresh injury concerns and indeed have the same squad named as the one that destroyed the Trinity last weekend, meaning former Parramatta star French will have to wait another week to make his 2021 debut.

Wigan will be looking to advance clearly, but also have an eye on the trophy which they have not hoisted since 2013, though only Farrell was part of that success, while Leuluai won this cup with Wigan in 2011.  Back in 1984 in an unforgettable semi final the Warriors snuck past a York team that did their franchise proud, in horrendous conditions, which is the last time these sides met.  Wigan are $1.02 favourites, meaning they should obliterate the Knights who are $11, while a 26.5-point handicap is given to the home side.  Wigan will need to do a professional job, and Lam will instil that into his troops, as there is enough experience in the York side to scare them if they don’t show up mentally.

PREDICITON: Wigan by 30.

BETTING TIP: The 26-30 margin band is interesting at $4.50.

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