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The Granada Reports team previews the new season for Wigan, Salford, St Helens, Widnes and Warrington.
Chris Hall reports from the Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils camps.
Mike Hall looks ahead to a new era for Warrington Wolves.
David Chisnall pays a visit to St Helens and Widnes Vikings on the eve of the new season.
It's sure to be an emotional weekend for Warrington coach Tony Smith.
After nine years at the club he'll say goodbye at tomorrow's game against Hull KR.
He had this message for Wolves fans.
Substitute forward Alex Walmsley grabbed two tries as St Helens overcame 12-man Salford 30-4 to effectively seal their place in the Betfred Super League semi-finals.
A third successive victory snuffed out Wakefield's lingering hopes of a top-four finish and lifted Saints up to third place with a healthy points difference, leaving Wigan likely needing to win by an improbable 90-point margin in their final Super 8s fixture.
Saints head coach Justin Holbrook says he's proud of his player for finishing in the top four and is looking forward to next week's game against either Castleford or Leeds.
What a season the Salford Red Devils are having. Second in the Super League and through the final four of the Challenge Cup.
But while the club is on the rise, their attendances are not.
This Sunday they take on Leeds at the AJ Bell Stadium.
And as David Chisnall found out they've been hitting the streets trying to rally their supporters.