Love Rugby League Power Rankings: Warrington Plummet, Oldham Ascend to Top of League 1

Love Rugby League’s Power Rankings: Warrington Plummet, Oldham Ascend to Top of League 1

In our weekly Rugby League Power Rankings, we analyze the top 10 clubs in the British game that have demonstrated the most momentum on the field. With 35 teams across Super League, the Championship, and League 1 vying for a spot, our rankings focus solely on on-field performance, disregarding any off-field factors.

This week’s top 10, based on all competitive games played so far, sees some significant movers and shakers. Warrington Wolves have taken a heavy fall, slipping six places, while Hull KR and Leigh Leopards make their first appearances in the rankings.

At the summit, Wigan Warriors and Wakefield Trinity retain their positions, with Oldham leapfrogging Keighley Cougars to claim top spot in League 1. St Helens, Toulouse Olympique, and Hunslet have also climbed up the table.

10. Warrington Wolves (DOWN 6)

Warrington’s recent performances have been quite abject, with their 25-14 defeat at home against Salford Red Devils on Friday night flattering the Wolves. After their Challenge Cup final defeat, they need to bounce back quickly to regain their momentum.

9. Hull KR (NEW)

Willie Peters’ side have gone somewhat under the radar, but they are enjoying another strong campaign. Three consecutive Super League wins, including a 32-6 victory over Huddersfield Giants, have turned Craven Park into a fortress.

8. Leigh Leopards (NEW)

Leigh make their return to the rankings after an impressive 10-2 victory over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan. Adrian Lam’s Leopards have lost just one of their last six games and are eyeing a play-off charge.

7. Hunslet (UP 1)

Hunslet, sitting third in League 1, have now won five games in a row and six of their last seven overall. Dean Muir’s Parksiders are firmly in the promotion picture, with Oldham and Keighley looking nervously over their shoulders.

6. Keighley Cougars (DOWN 3)

Despite not playing over the weekend, Keighley have dropped a few places, with Oldham leapfrogging them at the top of League 1. The Cougars have still won nine of their 10 league games so far.

5. Toulouse Olympique (UP 2)

Toulouse are making up for their sluggish start to the season, winning five games in a row and six of their last seven in the Championship. Sylvain Houles’ men currently sit fourth, just a point behind third-placed Widnes Vikings.

4. Oldham (UP 2)

Oldham have taken over top spot in League 1 from Keighley, courtesy of a resounding 60-6 victory against Newcastle Thunder. Sean Long’s side have nine wins in their 10 league games and a vastly superior points difference.

3. St Helens (UP 2)

Saints have made it four wins in a row and six in their last seven outings, returning to the top of the Super League table on points difference. Paul Wellens’ side have been scoring 40+ points in three of their last four victories.

2. Wakefield Trinity (-)

Wakefield maintained their 100% record this season, narrowly defeating Widnes 20-18 in the Championship. Daryl Powell’s side have opened up a six-point gap at the top of the table.

1. Wigan Warriors (-)

The Warriors have now won seven games in a row across all competitions, despite suffering a slight Wembley hangover in their 10-8 victory against Castleford Tigers. Matt Peet’s side remain at the summit of our Power Rankings.

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