Over two thirds of the season gone as the race for the Super 8s continues, with the shake up looking very easy on the eye.
Clubs emerging from out of the darkness are challenging for silverware whereas the ones they’ve replaced are busy going backwards.
Round 17 is where it call start to change and below is the week’s preview for all six clashes, will your club win or lose?
Leeds Rhinos Vs Leigh Centurions
First up is a repeat of the Bev Risman trophy as Leeds Rhinos host Leigh Centurions.
The only change for the Rhinos is that Danny McGuire returns in place of Stevie Ward.
Similar stuff with Leigh as Harrison Hansen returns after sitting out the Castleford clash whilst Ben Crooks is absent through suspension.
Possibly a tough one to call as Leeds have struggled against the bottom four thus far whereas Leigh recently found some form on the road.
Such aspects may occur here but Leeds must remain as heavy favourites as they’d like to amend their undoing that befell them at Widnes.
McGuire’s return may spark Leeds back into life, something such an influential figure is for after all.
Plus, retaining Joel Moon at half-back as well as Adam Cuthbertson in the pack will be important as both will keep Leigh occupied, especially if the Centurions still have failed to fixed their discipline.
If not, Leeds will keep Leigh busy and tire out the visitors into submission.
To avoid such circumstances, as well as avoiding penalties, Leigh will need to step up their attack, meaning Ben Reynolds and Josh Drinkwater will have to make themselves more present.
However, half-backs can only become exciting if their forward pack are up to the task after all.
Jamie Acton has shown promise this season plus having Hansen back will be important as this can add more enthusiasm into the Leigh squad.
Furthermore, Cory Paterson will need to become more involved but is he still carrying a knock and if so, will it prevent him from doing so?
So many questions but one thing for sure, Leigh are up against it and the task of winning at Leeds will be too huge.
They may put up some excellent resistance but the Rhinos will have their night and remain in the top four.