Here's the new thread for the Rugby League Season SLXXIV and the usual Q&A. Come on RL'ers, I know you're out there! 1. Your team? 2. Your highlight of last season? 3. Your expectations this season? 4. Your most anticipated new signings? 5. Who you think will win the league leaders shield? 6. Who will be the dark horses of the competition? 7. Likely starting line-up? 8. Final league position of your club? 9. What (or who) will be your clubs weakness next year? 10. Who promoted from Championship? St Helens 3/1 Warrington 3/1 Leeds 11/2 Wigan 11/2 Castleford 8/1 Hull FC 10/1 Catalans 16/1 Huddersfield 20/1 Wakefield 20/1 Hull KR 66/1 Salford 66/1 London Broncos 100/1 My answers: 1. Hull KR 2. Probably beating Leeds at Headingly in the Middle 8s. It was an exciting match and was good to beat them on their home turf, in what turned out to be an extremely valuable two points given we then lost at Toulouse. Special mention to Greenwoods try away at Huddersfield, not for Greenwoods finish, but for Mulherns immense break from an intercept to run nearly 80 metres! 2.18 mark: 3. As is every year, to be in the top 8. 4. Probably Drinkwater. He wasn't all that when he played at Leigh but he definitely made Catalans year last season. He's looked decent already, but I'm, also pretty excited to see how Garbutt and Linnett go (forward and second row respectively). Not seen too much of Linnett so far but he's a proper unit! At last our pack finally has some decent size to it and they could really lay a platform for the backs. We have decent quality cover there too with the likes of Lannon, Scruton, Garbutt, Mulhern, Jewitt, Masoe. Hauraki looks like a man reborn in these latest friendlies and is definitely pushing a strong case to be picked at loose forward. Keinhorst too is a great signing, always been a fan of him at Leeds and he's really shown up well in the friendlies, strong defender, decent go forward and knows where the tryline is to force himself over. But gutted Adam Quinlan is injured for most of the upcoming season, he was awesome last year. Bit of a mystery who will play at fullback, possibly Dagger, but more likely Atkin. 5. Warrington (sigh) I was going to say I'd think Cas may struggle this year, but they played well against Leeds today so who knows. Some people say that the year they got to the GF they had a team worthy of a wagebill of £3M whilst only paying the £1.8 cap limit, hence they have been a bit hamstrung with limited signings lately as wages for key players have likely increased. 6. Hull KR! Misplaced optimism, I'm sure. But I really feel we could shock some people this year. 7. Team to play against FC, not necessarily our best team. FB: Atkin RW: Shaw RC: Crooks LC: Keinhorst LW: Hall HB: McGuire HB: Drinkwater P: Mulhern H: Lee P: Garbutt SR: Tomkins SR: Linnett L: Hauraki S: Addy S: Lannon S: Masoe S: Greenwood But somehow Sheens has to find a place for Vaivai as he's a brilliant centre. This year we have some really good selection headaches. 8. 8th (sadly, but squad potential if we pushed to the max and got a run of good luck, 6th) 9. Fullback may be a bit of our Achilles heel this year. With Quinlan injured, we need to put somebody else there. Would be good to see Dagger there but he is a very young lad with terrifying pace and good quick hands. Can't see Sheens picking him sadly and will likely go for Atkin. Shame on Dagger, but with Drinkwater and Mags in the halves, its harsh not to pick Atkin. Mags likely to spend time out injured this year so Atkin is very decent cover. 10. Toronto. They have a really good side this year and a decent coach. Can't see past them.