Following the revelation of the sixth round draw of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, the Super League sides return for another regular round of action.
Some clubs will be reeling from their surprise elimination from the competition and what better way to vent some frustration out in Super League?
Everyone is back to conclude April as a whole as some players prepare for International test duty as well as the season’s second half in the race for a Super 8s spot.
Leeds Rhinos Vs Huddersfield Giants
Arguably the easiest clash that one could call over the weekend as in-form Leeds Rhinos entertain out of sorts Huddersfield Giants.
The Rhinos bring back a whole host of players in Ashton Golding, Tom Briscoe, Matt Parcell, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Stevie Ward and Brett Delaney following the Cup win over Doncaster.
The Giants themselves have applied similar tactics following their shock defeat against Swinton as Jake Mamo, Jermaine McGillvary, Danny Brough, Ryan Hinchcliffe and Paul Clough return plus Adam O’Brien has recovered from injury.
So, there’s experience on both sides but judging on either club’s situations, this match looks like it can only go one way, right?
Leeds have re-discovered their glory days and are strong contenders for the Super League title once more.
Given their current form, Huddersfield are in for a tough 80 minutes, unless they can get into their faces from the off.
The Rhinos have size and speed in all positions, a back line of Kallum Watkins, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall and Briscoe can cause anyone havoc.
Plus a strong forward pack led by Adam Cuthbertson and organised by Matt Parcell has helped Leeds back into form as they continue to lay the platform down.
Huddersfield will look to Brough and Hinchcliffe to lead but after the loss of Ryan Brierley, the Giants will only be hindered in attack.
Their only chance would be to match Leeds up front but given their off field issues and transition, there’s too much disruption for Huddersfield to handle.
Another win is imminent for Leeds as they’ll overcome bouts of resistance and continue their quest to reclaim their crown, especially with so many fresh faces hungry for a return!