VASTLY-EXPERIENCED Super League campaigner Paul Anderson has hailed the quality of this season’s competition and firmly believes it is better than ever.
The Giants’ assistant coach has been involved in Super League since 1997 with Bradford Bulls and then spent two years with St Helens before retiring at the end of the 2006 season.
During that time, the former Great Britain prop won Super League three times.
But Anderson believes collecting a winners’ medal is now far harder than it was when he was a top Super League player.
“I know it’s one of the oldest cliches going, but we really have now reached the stage where there are no easy games in Super League,” said Anderson, who is predicting his Giants will be involved in another high-quality physical top-flight battle at Wakefield on Saturday.
“Every club now goes into a game believing they have a genuine chance of winning, and that’s something Super League has been striving to achieve from day one.
“Because of the salary cap, we no longer have the situation where just one or two teams can dominate the competition and win week after week.
“Super League is now a lot more competitive than that, and that’s obviously excellent all round.
“And we’ve also seen a rise in the standard of the competition as a result.
“When you look at our game against Warrington last weekend, I think everyone would agree it was one of the best and most high-quality games we’ve seen down here.
“I’m sure Saturday’s game at Wakefield will also be outstanding.”